Welcome to PERS

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.   


Weekly Retirement Processing Update

PERS is working steadily to address its processing backlog of retirement applications.

PERS analysts are currently processing retirement applications received June 22 - July 10, 2015.

Individuals who submitted applications during this time period should receive their Step 2 packet no later than September 15. Once your completed Step 2 packet is received by PERS, you will be added to the benefits payroll within five to seven business days.

If you sent in your 9A after this date, your application has not yet been processed.

All retirement applications are processed in the order of the date they are received.


New Employer Reporting Tool

Click here to view the online guide.




PERS creates a GASB 68 resources section on its website

To help our employers navigate the Governmental Accounting Standards Board Statement No. 68, PERS has designated a section of our website to provide resources and information. See GASB No. 68 Resources for Employers section.


PERS Updates

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