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.



Runoff ballots to be mailed May 7 for Board state representative election

Ballots will be mailed to eligible voters May 7 to elect a representative for the state employee trustee term that runs from July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2020. Candidates in this runoff election are Allan Cooper, Mississippi Department of Finance and Administration, Office of Budget and Fund Management, senior budget analyst, and Chris Howard, Mississippi Department of Rehabilitation Services, deputy director. Dealine to cast ballots is June 9.
Click here for election schedule and sample ballot.