Like salary and health coverage, retirement benefits represent a significant portion of an employee's total compensation package. Currently, 102 Pennsylvania public sector employers participate in the State Employees' Retirement System. Generally, an employer's authority and/or obligation to offer a SERS pension is provided in the Pennsylvania State Employees' Retirement Code. It may also be in the organization's authorizing statute.

Employers and SERS must work together to ensure proper administration of each employee's retirement benefit.

Reporting Instructions


Key employer tasks include but are not limited to: