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.
PERS experiencing processing delays of retirement applications
Due to issues with our current account management software, PERS is experiencing lengthy processing times, which has resulted in a backlog of retirement applications. We are working as quickly and diligently as possible to process these applications. Unfortunately, this means that many members who have filed for retirement are experiencing significant delays in finalizing their paperwork. Read more.
Limited service available to employers, members, and retirees from June 26 to July 6
PERS is launching its new pension administration system from 5 p.m. June 26 through 8 a.m. July 6. During the weeklong launch, PERS staff will only be able to view member account information, but will not be able to process requests from employers, members, or retirees. If you need more than just information about your account, we ask that you please contact us after 8 a.m. July 6. We apologize to those we serve for this inconvenience and thank you for your patience.
County Employee Representative nominations sought
The PERS Board of Trustees is seeking candidate nominations for the county employee representative. This position is for a full term that will run from January 1, 2016, to December 31, 2021.
Deadline for nominations is 5 p.m., July 27.