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.



Howard elected to PERS Board

Chris Howard has been elected to the PERS Board of Trustees as one of the Board's two state employee representatives. His term runs through July 1, 2020.
Read release on Howard.
Visit his listing on our Board Leadership page.


Municipal Employee Representative nominations sought

The PERS Board of Trustees is seeking candidate nominations for the municipal employee representative. This position is for a full term that will run from January 1, 2015, to December 31, 2020.
Deadline for nominations is 5 p.m., July 28