Reporting Wages and Contributions to PERS
MyPERS Reporting is a secure online tool designed to allow PERS-covered employers to: Load reporting data; modify reporting data to correct errors; submit files electronically to PERS; manage training requests for PERS on the Move sessions; maintain contact information; evaluate new employees for membership using the Eligibility Questionnaire; and make and review payments to PERS for contributions and penalties to create and transmit retirement wage and contribution records to PERS.
Employer Hotline: 601-359-2350
The purpose of this hotline is for employers to call when they have questions about uploading information to MyPERS or have other related PERS Employer Reporting questions.
Early Career/New Employee Seminars
Early Career/New Employee seminars offer an overview of PERS and what it means to be a part of a defined benefit plan like PERS. A representative of Mississippi Deferred Compensation Plan & Trust (MDC) will also be available to discuss the benefits of enrolling in MDC.
These hour-and-a-half seminars are offered as prescheduled events held at various locations around the state or at the request of a PERS employer at that employer’s worksite. To request a seminar, e-mail email@example.com.
Employers may schedule a visit from a PERS representative to provide staff with on-site presentations about retirement procedures, use of forms, and the effect of legislation on retirement law, policy, and regulations. These representatives also offer one-on-one sessions with the employer, as needed. The PERS representatives are available by appointment to accommodate each employer's schedule.
To schedule a visit from a representative, call 601-359-3589 or 800-444-7377 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
PERS Employer Training
PERS Employer Training is held throughout the year to provide information to personnel who are responsible for the administration of benefits and the reporting of wage information for covered employees. Seminars provide information on PERS eligibility requirements, relevant regulatory and legislative changes, reporting requirements, how to handle unused leave, and other important topics. Employers will be notified through eUpdates and the PERS website of training dates and times. For questions about these seminars, e-mail email@example.com.
Employers who have questions about reports submitted to PERS, or about PERS in general, should contact PERS at 601-359-3589 or 800-444-7377 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Determining a Member's Eligibility
PERS-covered employers are responsible for properly assessing whether an employee is eligible for membership in PERS. Employers are also encouraged to reference PERS Board Regulation 36, Eligibility for Membership in the Public Employees' Retirement System of Mississippi (PERS), and PERS Board Regulation 37, Eligibility of Student Employees for Membership in Retirement Annuity Coverage.
Monthly Service Credit Overview
This guide provides a general overview of how PERS awards service credit on a monthly basis.
Certifying Leave to PERS
This guide provides a general overview of provisions in Mississippi Law for certifying leave to PERS. For specific provisions, see PERS Board Regulation 51, Administration of Certification of Accumulated Unused Leave for Service Credit and Lump Sum Payments of Leave at Termination/Retirement.