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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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Defined
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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Hybrid
Plan
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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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Deferred
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. 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.

Online Calculators

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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

1/14/2022
Retirees: 1099-R Tax Documents Are in the Mail

Today, we mailed your 1099-R tax documents directly from our print and mail vendor in Claysburg, PA. Your forms will be available in your online member services account on Tuesday, January 18. If you do not receive your 1099-R tax documents by January 28, 2022, please contact a SERS Defined Benefit Plan Specialist at 1.800.633.5461.

You can expect your account statement, featuring the 2022 payment calendar, in about a week. It, too, will be mailed from Claysburg and available in your online member service account shortly thereafter.

01/14/2022
Penn SERS Board Holds Committee Organizational Meetings
Committee Chairs Elected and Assistant Chairs Appointed

The Board of the Pennsylvania State Employees’ Retirement System held organizational committee meetings today to elect committee chairs, who then appointed assistant chairs. Both committee positions are for a period of two years.

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12/08/2021

Penn SERS Board Selects New Executive Director, Announces Third Quarter Pension Fund Investment PerformanceCommits $350 million to New Investments, and Conducts Other Business  

The Pennsylvania State Employees’ Retirement System Board, meeting here today, selected SERS Deputy Executive Director Joseph A. Torta as the agency’s next Executive Director, to assume duties when current Executive Director Terrill J. Sanchez retires later this month.

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09/29/2021

Penn SERS Board Approves 2021 Stress Testing Report;
Announces Second Quarter Investment Performance, Approves Investments of $225 Million

The Pennsylvania State Employees’ Retirement System Board, meeting here today, approved its third annual Stress Testing and Risk Assessment report, which reviews a wide range of investment-related, contribution-related, and demographic-related risks and “what if” scenarios that could affect the long-term health and stability of the State Employees’ Retirement Fund.

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