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 to All Those We Serve

​PERS Executive Director Pat Robertson addresses all those affected by the delayed payment of the December direct deposit benefits.

Click here to read the letter.

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PERS Posts Letter to Financial Institutions

December 3, 2014, 8 a.m.

PERS has contacted many of the state's financial institutions to ask for waivers of any bank fees associated with the delay in December direct deposits from PERS. Furthermore, PERS Executive Director Pat Robertson has posted a letter to financial institutions online to explain the situation. Click here to view the letter.
December direct deposits for benefits were delayed from posting Monday, December 1, due to a processing error by staff; however, most of our benefit recipients should have received their December direct deposit payment by now.
PERS appreciates the patience of our direct deposit customers and asks individuals who incurred bank fees due to the delayed deposit to contact us and ask for the Benefit Payments Division.
Watch this space for any updates on this situation. Thank you.

A Message from the Executive Director

PERS Executive Director Pat Robertson shares insights on the 2014 Pensionomics report issued by the National Institute on Retirement Security. With this being the third report of its kind since 2009, the Key Findings for Mississippi show how PERS is moving forward and how public pensions have benefitted the state of Mississippi, even through the recent recession.

Read message from Pat Robertson.