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

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.


Municipal employee representative election voting begins September 10

The PERS Board of Trustees is holding an election for the municipal employee representative on the Board. The term will run from January 1, 2015, to December 31, 2020. Voting will be open from September 10, 2014, to October 10, 2014, 5 p.m. Ballots will be mailed to all eligible voters September 10, 2014.
Election Schedule