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The Public Employees’ Retirement System of Mississippi (PERS) p​roudly serves the state of Mississippi by providing retirement benefits for individuals working in state government, public schools, universities, community colleges, municipalities, counties, the Legislature, highway patrol, and other such public entities. These retirement benefits not only help recruit and retain a strong public workforce in Mississippi, they help stimulate local economies in every county in the state and help reduce the need for social assistance.

PERS loses valued leader, Dr. Richard C. Miller

PERS lost a distinguished and valued leader August 7 when Dr. Richard C. Miller, former Board of Trustee member and chair, passed away. Dr. Miller served for 43 years at the University of Mississippi Medical Center as a pediatric surgeon and administrator, and he served on the PERS Board of Trustees for nearly 22 years. During his years on the Board, he represented institutions of higher learning employees from 1993 to 2008, served as chair from 2000 to 2001, and represented retirees from 2011 to 2017. He was also very active on the national public retirement front with his involvement at the National Association of State Retirement Administrators (NASRA) and National Council on Teacher Retirement (NCTR) conferences. We are thankful for his many years of service and dedication to the people of Mississippi.

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