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Phone service will be interrupted Wed. 12/6/2023 for several hours beginning at 4:30 p.m. as we transition to a new phone system.
We apologize for any inconvenience due to this outage. Our goal is to improve service through updated technology.

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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Account Sign In

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.

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


Penn SERS Announces Investment Returns;
Approves Stress Testing and Risk Assessment Report and Joining Securities Fraud Recovery Services Pilot Project

The Board of the Pennsylvania State Employees’ Retirement System, meeting here today, received a report on investment returns for the second quarter and first half of calendar year 2023, and approved the 2023 Stress Testing and Risk Assessment Report and joining the National Conference on Public Employee Retirement Systems’ Securities Fraud Recovery Services pilot project.

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Retirees: SERS Member Data Not Exposed In PBI Software Vulnerability

A number of retirees have reported receiving a letter from PBI (Pension Benefit Information, LLC), indicating that personal information about the retiree was on a server that had been exploited by an unauthorized third party.

Please know that SERS does not make use of the servers involved.

PBI provides audit and address research services for insurance companies, as well as pension funds and other organizations. While we do contract with PBI for their audit services, we do not make use of the company’s MOVEit Transfer servers.


Regional Office In-Person Services Interrupted, Staff Remain Available While Working Remotely

SERS regional offices will be closed to in-person visits over the next few weeks to allow for tech system maintenance, as listed in the following schedule:

          Bensalem: 8/22/2023           State College: 8/24/2023           Wilkes-Barre: 8/24/2023

Staff will continue to help members while working remotely.

You can contact a Defined Benefit Plan (pension) specialist at or 1.800.633.5461.

You can reach a Defined Contribution Plan or Deferred Compensation Plan specialist at 1.866.737.7457.

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