Retiree News

Forward Newsletter

Forward is published periodically to keep retirees informed about their retirement system.

Audio Versions

To accommodate our visually impaired employers, members, and retirees, PERS has partnered with the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) of Mississippi to provide audio versions of the current Employer Update newsletter, Looking Forward member newsletter, and Forward retiree newsletter. The audio newsletter service is available to qualified participants in Mississippi who register for services with the Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped at 601-432-4111 or 800-446-0892. There also is an online application at For more information on NFB of Mississippi, visit​​​

​​What to Do if You Are Not Receiving Your Newsletter

Forward is mailed to the addess on each retiree's account. If you have an account with PERS and are not receiving newsletters, please notify PERS. You may need to file a Form 1C, Change of Information, to update your address. Please note that only one newsletter is sent per household, regardless of how many PERS members live at an address. ​


Newsletter Archive

Use the following drop-box menus to locate and view an issue from the past three years as a PDF in a new browser tab.

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PERS eUpdates

In an effort to provide our members and retirees with the most up-to-date information, PERS periodically e-​mails PERS eUpdates, brief news alerts regarding legislative and/or administrative changes that affect the retirement plans administered by PERS.

PERS eUpdate Subscriptions

Click on the bu​tton below to subscribe to PERS eUpdates. All new subscribers will receive a welcome e-mail. 

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PERS eUpdate Archive

Below are links to eUpates that have been sent to retirees over the past year.

12/4/2018 - REMINDER | December COLA Direct Deposits will be made December 17

 12/14/2018 - Direct Deposit and Check Mailing Schedules Now Available