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 from the Executive Director

The Affordability of PERS


PERS Executive Director Pat Robertson writes an open letter to members, addressing media reports about whether Mississippi is in the midst of a pension crisis. 

Click here to read the open letter from the executive director.




Ballots mailed for retiree representative election

​Ballots were mailed to eligible voters January 6 to elect a representative for the retiree trustee term that runs from May 1, 2017, to April 30, 2023. Deadline to cast ballots is February 6 at 5 p.m.


PERS Updates

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