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.


A Message from the Executive Director

Robertson's Retirement Announcement


PERS Executive Director Pat Robertson announces that she will retire after nearly 40 years of public service in 2018. 

Click here to read her letter.​




Changes to PERS service credit explained

The passing of House Bill 899 during 2016 Spring Mississippi Legislative session meant a change in how PERS awards service credit. To explain the change from quarterly to monthly awarding of service credit effective July 1, 2017, please read this message from PERS Executive Director Pat Robertson.


PERS Updates


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In an effort to provide our members, retirees, and employers with the most up-to-date information, PERS periodically e-​mails PERS eUpdates, brief news alerts regarding legislative and/or administrative changes that affect the retirement plans administered by PERS.

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