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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
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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. 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

02/21/2024
SERS 2024 Supplemental Budget Book Released

The budget book provides detailed information about the retirement plans SERS administered in 2023 and proposed budgets for commonwealth fiscal year 2024-25. Key data is provided in a budget handout that includes the budget highlights, snapshots of data for each SERS-administered retirement plan, and the 2023 Pension Payments By County map.

As in years past, the budget book includes investment performance, member demographics, actuarial information, and employer funding projections for the Defined Benefit (pension) Plan, and participant information, and investment options and performance information for both the Defined Contribution Plan and the supplemental, voluntary Deferred Compensation Plan. You’ll also find information on the Hybrid Plan that is the default plan for most state employees hired since 2019, in which a portion of the employee’s retirement benefit comes from the Defined Benefit (pension) Plan and a portion comes from the Defined Contribution (investment) Plan.

02/13/2024
Winter Weather Impacts Services at Regional Offices

The Bensalem, Harrisburg, Wilkes-Barre, and State College regional offices will be closed to in-person services today. Plan specialists will be available by phone and email.

The Seneca, Pittsburgh, and Montoursville regional offices are operating as normal.

01/26/2024
Retirees: Your Annual Statement Is in the Mail

Today, we mailed your Personal Statement of Pension Payments, featuring the 2024 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.

01/16/2024
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. If you do not receive your 1099-R tax documents by January 26, 2024, please contact a SERS Defined Benefit Plan Specialist at 1.800.633.5461.

You can expect your account statement, featuring the 2024 payment calendar, in about a week. It, too, will be mailed from Claysburg.

01/09/2024

Penn SERS Board Holds Organizational Meetings
Board Chair Thall Appoints Budget Secretary Monson Assistant Board Chair, Committee Chairs Elected and Assistant Chairs Appointed

HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania State Employees’ Retirement Board held organizational meetings today. Board Chair Thall appointed Budget Secretary Uri Monson Assistant Board Chair.

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