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.


New Employer Reporting Tool

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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.


Public Schools and Community/Junior Colleges Representative nominations sought

The PERS Board of Trustees is seeking candidate nominations for the Public Schools and Community/Junior College employee representative. This position is for a full term that will run from May1, 2016, to April 30, 2022.
Deadline for nominations is 5 p.m., December 1, 2015