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.




PERS creates a GASB 68 resources section on its website

To help our employers navigate the Governmental Accounting Standards Board Statement No. 68, PERS has designated a section of our website to provide resources and information. See GASB No. 68 Resources for Employers section.


Changes to PERS service credit explained

The passing of House Bill 899 during 2016 Spring Mississippi Legislative session meant a change in how PERS awards service credit. To explain the change from quarterly to monthly awarding of service credit effective July 1, 2017, please read this message from PERS Executive Director Pat Robertson



PERS Updates

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