Retirement Plans

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Defined Benefit Plans​


PERS Member Handbook 

Public Employee's Retirement System of
Mis​sissippi (PERS)​

PERS was established in 1952 as the retirement system for state agencies, as well as counties, citi​es, and other participating political subdivisions.

PERS Member Handbook

Mississippi Highway Safety Patrol Retirement System (MHSPRS) 

Mississippi Highway Safety Patrol Retirement System (MHSPRS)​

MHSPRS was established in 1958 as the retirement system for all of the sworn officers of the Mississippi Highway Safety Patrol who have completed a course of instruction in an authorized Highway Patrol Training School on general law enforcement.

MHSPRS Member Handbook

Supplemental Legislative Retirement Plan (SLRP) 

​Supplemental Legislative Retirement Plan (SLRP)

Established in 1989, SLRP provides supplemental benefits, in addition to PERS benefits, to all members of the Mississippi Legislature and the Lieutenant Governor.

SLRP Member Handbook

PERS Member Handbook 

Municipal Retirement Systems (MRS)​

MRS are closed plans administered by PERS since July 1, 1987, in coordination with the governing authorities of the respective cities. 

MRS Overview

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Defined Contribution Plan


PERS Member Handbook 

​Optional Retirement Plan (ORP)

ORP is a defined contribution plan made available to eligible institutions of higher learning teaching and administrative faculty in Mississippi.

ORP website


Voluntary Supplemental Tax-Deferred Savings Plan


Mississippi Deferred Compensation 

​Mississippi Deferred Compensation (MDC)

MDC is a supplemental defined contribution retirement savings plan made available to anyone covered under a PERS plan.

MDC website​

MDC Plan Document