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Welcome to SERS!

Established in 1923, the Pennsylvania State Employees' Retirement System is one of the nation's oldest and largest statewide retirement plans for public employees.  We are proud to serve you and thank you for your work to make Pennsylvania great.

New members can use this website to learn about your retirement benefit, particularly some choices you need to make when you're first hired.  Active members can run estimates to see how your retirement benefit grows as your years of service and salary change.  Members who are getting ready to retire can read about payment options and get a check list for your counseling session.  Retired members can get duplicate tax forms and click through to the Pennsylvania Employees Benefit Trust Fund - the PEBTF - for more about your health care.


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News & Updates

SERS Corrects Inaccurate Radio Mention
This morning on his WHP radio program, RJ Harris spoke at length about the recent purchase of the former Patriot-News building by a Pennsylvania retirement system. Mr. Harris incorrectly identified that retirement system as the State Employees' Retirement System (SERS). For purposes of clarification, the transaction was made by the Public School Employees' Retirement System (PSERS). SERS is not involved in any way in that real estate transaction.

PA SERS Board Approves Policies for Governance Manual
Approves Investment Policy for Soon-to-Launch Defined Contribution Plan, Invests $175 Million in New Investments, Announces Investment Performance

The board of the Pennsylvania State Employees' Retirement System, during its meeting today, approved several key policies for a comprehensive governance manual, and approved the investment policy and default investment option for the defined contribution plan to launch in 2019.

PA SERS Maintains Current Investment Return Assumption
Invests $550 Million in New Investments, Selects Providers for New Defined Contribution Plan, Approves Contract for Voluntary Deferred Compensation Plan

The board of the Pennsylvania State Employees' Retirement System meeting here today, moved to maintain the system's current 7.25% investment return assumption.

Penn SERS 2017 Financial Reports Available
The Pennsylvania State Employees' Retirement System today released its 2017 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) for the calendar year ended Dec. 31, 2017.

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