Defined
Benefit Plan
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Provides you with a pension or guaranteed monthly payments for life.
Available to employees hired before 1/1/19 and certain law enforcement and security positions after.

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Defined
Contribution Plan
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Provides you with the option
to choose your own investments
and assume the risk.
Available to most employees
hired after 1/1/19.

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Hybrid
Plan
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Provides you with a combined retirement benefit, which includes a pension and investment plan.
Default retirement plan for most employees hired after 1/1/19.

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Deferred
Compensation Plan
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Provides you with a voluntary supplemental investment
plan with tax deferred savings.
Available to most active employees.

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Welcome to SERS

Established in 1923, the Pennsylvania State Employees' Retirement System is one of the nation's oldest and largest statewide retirement plans for public employees. We are proud to serve you and thank you for your work to make Pennsylvania great.

New members can use this website to learn about your retirement benefit, particularly some choices you need to make when you're first hired. Active members can run estimates to see how your retirement benefit grows as your years of service and salary change. Members who are getting ready to retire can read about payment options and get a check list for your counseling session. Retired members can get duplicate tax forms and click through to the Pennsylvania Employees Benefit Trust Fund - the PEBTF - for more about your health care.

Online Calculators

Online Calculators

Estimate your future retirement benefit or the federal tax withholding from your current annuity.

Online Calculators

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Provide your e-mail address to get member updates, notice of board meetings, press releases, and more.

Contact SERS

Contact SERS

Contact SERS with questions about your specific plan or fill out our contact form for general questions.

Latest News

1/14/2019
Retirees: 1099-R Tax Documents Are in the Mail
Today, we mailed your 1099-R tax documents directly from our print and mail vendor in Claysburg, PA. Your forms will also be available in your online member services account today. If you do not receive your 1099-R tax documents by Jan 31, 2019, please contact a SERS Retirement Counselor at 1.800.633.5461.

You can expect your account statement, featuring the 2019 payment calendar, in about a week. It, too, will be mailed from Claysburg and available in your online member service account shortly thereafter.

If you would like to receive retiree updates directly to your e-mail, sign up here.

12/20/2018
SERS Statement re: Final Report of the Public Pension Management and Asset Review Commission
We have not yet had an opportunity to study the recommendations developed by the Public Pension Management and Asset Review Commission.  

But we look forward to reviewing them in depth, sharing them with the State Employees’ Retirement Board, and working with the Governor and the Legislature to determine and subsequently implement those that make the most sense for our members and participants.

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12/05/2018
PA SERS Hires General Investment Consultant
Selects Annuity Provider for Soon-to-Launch Defined Contribution Plan, Announces Quarterly Investment Returns, Adds to Its Comprehensive Board Governance Manual,

The board of the Pennsylvania State Employees' Retirement System today hired a general investment consultant for its three retirement benefit plans and selected the annuity option provider for the soon-to-launch defined contribution plan.  

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11/19/2018
PA SERS Board Approves Key Documents for Comprehensive Governance Manual
The board of the Pennsylvania State Employees’ Retirement System today approved several key documents as part of its comprehensive governance manual.

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