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Benefit Plan
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Provides you with a pension or guaranteed monthly payments for life.
Available to employees hired before 1/1/19 and certain law enforcement and security positions after.

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Contribution Plan
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Provides you with the option
to choose your own investments
and assume the risk.
Available to most employees
hired after 1/1/19.

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Provides you with a combined retirement benefit, which includes a pension and investment plan.
Default retirement plan for most employees hired after 1/1/19.

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Compensation Plan
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Provides you with a voluntary supplemental investment
plan with tax deferred savings.
Available to most active employees.

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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. Our mission is to prepare our members and participants to achieve financial success and security in retirement. 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.

Online Calculators

Online Calculators

Estimate your future retirement benefit or the federal tax withholding from your current pension payments.

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Contact SERS

Contact SERS

Contact SERS with questions about your specific plan or fill out our contact form for general questions.

Latest News

Penn SERS Board Approves Private Equity Investments

The Board of the Pennsylvania State Employees’ Retirement System, meeting here today, approved private equity investments totaling up to $125 million.

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SERS State College Office Closed to the public 7/5 and 7/6

The SERS State College office will be closed 7/5 and 7/6 due to HVAC repairs. While the office is closed, SERS staff will continue to serve members while working remotely, without disruption. 

Empower Harrisburg Office Closed Through Mid-July

The Empower Harrisburg office will be closed through mid-July for restoration. While the office is closed, Empower staff will continue to serve participants while working remotely, without disruption. Please visit: for contact information.

Penn SERS 2021 Financial Report Available

The Pennsylvania State Employees’ Retirement System today announced the release of its 2021 Annual Comprehensive Financial Report for the calendar year ended Dec. 31, 2021.

The purpose of this report is to provide a clear accounting of SERS’ operations and financial position with details about the traditional Defined Benefit Plan and the Defined Contribution Plan.

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