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.

Five Fast Facts about PERS

PERS is an investment in the future of our members and our state. Click the image below to read five facts about PERS.



Mississippi Capitol Building

PERS Tracks Related Legislation

​PERS is tracking related legislation on our website. To view the status of current bills, visit our PERS-Related Legislation page.


PEER Committee issues report on PERS

The Joint Legislative Committee on Performance Evaluation and Expenditure Review (PEER) has issued An Update on the Financial Soundness of the Mississippi Public Employees' Retirement System and Related Legal Issues: 2014. The report is the second update to PEER's December 2012 report on PERS. This update focuses on changes in the system's actuarial assumptions, as well as its risk management and investment management practices that took place between December 2013 and December 2014. The report does not contain recommendations, but recognizes the progress made by the plan.

Executive Summary

Full Report