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Defined
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
Account Sign In

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. 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.

Online Calculators

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Provide your e-mail address to get member updates, notice of board meetings, press releases, and more.

Contact SERS

Contact SERS

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

Latest News

1/26/2023

Retirees: Your Annual Statement Is in the Mail
Today, we mailed your Personal Statement of Pension Payments, featuring the 2023 payment calendar, directly from our print and mail vendor in Claysburg, PA. A copy of your statement is available in your online member services account.  

If you would like to receive retiree updates directly to your e-mail, sign up here.

1/25/2023

Winter Storm Closes Regional Offices

The State College, Pittsburgh, Seneca, and Wilkes-Barre regional offices will be closed to in-person services today.

Plan specialists and other staff will be working remotely.  

1/13/2023 

Retired Members: 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 are also available in your online member services account. If you do not receive your 1099-R tax documents by January 27, 2023, please contact a SERS Defined Benefit Plan Specialist at 1.800.633.5461.

You can expect your account statement, featuring the 2023 payment calendar, in about a week. It, too, will be mailed from Claysburg and available in your online member service account shortly thereafter.

If you would like to receive retiree updates directly to your e-mail, sign up here.

12/12/2022

Penn SERS Approves $100 million Investment
Reviews Investment Performance

The Board of the Pennsylvania State Employees’ Retirement System, meeting here today, approved $100 million investment, and received a report on third quarter and year-to-date investment performance.

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