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.



Runoff ballots mailed November 12 for Municipal Employee representative election

​Ballots will be mailed to eligible voters November 12 to elect a representative for the municipal employee trustee term that runs from January 1, 2015, to December 31, 2020. Deadline to cast ballots is December 12 at 5 p.m.



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.


PERS Updates

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