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.
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News & Updates
Pennsylvania SERS Announces Investment Returns,
Hires Real Estate Consultant, and Retools Public Markets Portfolio
The Pennsylvania State Employees’ Retirement System today announced a 6.5% net-of-fees return on investments during 2016 that produced earnings of $2.1 billion for retirement benefits.
Your 2016 SERS Statement is in the Mail
Yesterday, we mailed your 2016 statement directly from our print and mail vendor in Claysburg, PA. Your 2016 statement will also be available in your online member services account early next week.
Even if you're many years away from retirement, your statement provides information that will help you understand your benefit and how it grows. Your 2016 statement details the service credit you earned, contributions you made, and interest you earned on your contributions in 2016 and over the course of your SERS membership. If you are eligible for a monthly pension, or in other words "vested" in the system, your statement will include estimates of retirement benefits calculated to several retirement options.
Please review your annual statement for accuracy and keep it with your other important financial documents.
If you are an active member and do not receive your member statement by March 27, 2017, please contact a SERS Retirement Counselor at 1.800.633.5461.
If you would like to receive member updates directly to your e-mail, sign up here.
SERS Officials Discuss Agency Budget and Operations During Budget Hearing
Releases 2017 Supplemental Budget Book
Testifying before the State House Appropriations Committee today, SERS Board Chairman David R. Fillman, Executive Director David E. Durbin, and Chief Investment Officer Bryan Lewis will discuss the agency's budget, operations, and investments.
In conjunction with the budget hearing, SERS released detailed information about the fund's 2016 investment performance, member demographics, actuarial information, and employer funding projections in its 2017 Supplemental Budget Book. Key data is provided in a budget handout that includes the budget highlights, Snapshot, 2016 retirement payments by county map, and funding explanation.
On February 7, 2017, the Governor's budget address included a mention of "offering a new early retirement program to modernize our state workforce." At this time we have no information on who may be eligible as no legislation has been introduced.
Please note that any early retirement offer will have to be passed by both the House and the Senate, and signed by the Governor. In the event that such legislation would be proposed, you can access the status of it, or any other pending legislation at www.legis.state.pa.us.
If legislation is enacted, we will notify affected members.