Welcome to PERS
The Public Employees’ Retirement System of Mississippi (PERS) proudly 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.
PERS publishes "State of the Plan" white paper
To provide a better understanding of PERS' financial status and available options for strengthening the funding of the System, PERS has published "PERS: State of the Plan" with appendices and accompanying supplemental information from the Center for State & Local Government Excellence and AARP.
View State of the Plan
Form 1099-R Mailing Schedule
All 2017 Form 1099-Rs will be mailed no later than January 31, 2018. If you have not received your 1099-R by Wednesday, February 14, 2018, please contact PERS at 800-444-7377.
Note: If the address we have for you is not current, the U.S. Postal Service will not forward your 1099-R. They will, instead, return the form to our office. To update your address, complete and submit a PERS Form 1C, Change of Information. If we need to resend your 2017 Form 1099-R, please contact PERS.