Welcome to PERS
The Public Employees’ Retirement System of Mississippi (PERS) proudly 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
Robertson's Retirement Announcement
PERS Executive Director Pat Robertson announces that she will retire after nearly 40 years of public service in 2018.
Click here to read her letter.
PERS to have limited account processing capabilities Friday, February 16
Public Employees' Retirement System of Mississippi (PERS) will have
limited ability to process requests in customer accounts Friday,
February 16, due to necessary software upgrades scheduled from Friday
through the three-day Presidents' Day weekend.
the upgrade, the PERS' processing system will be taken off line, which
will allow for access to static data only. Because of this limitation,
PERS encourages anyone who may need account information beyond simply
accessing static information to call prior to Friday, February 16, or
wait until Tuesday, February 20.
you for your patience while we work to improve our system, and we
apologize for any inconvenience this event may cause you.
PERS publishes "State of the Plan" white paper
To provide a better understanding of PERS' financial status and available options for strengthening the funding of the System, PERS has published "PERS: State of the Plan" with appendices and accompanying supplemental information from the Center for State & Local Government Excellence and AARP.
View State of the Plan