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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 pension payments.

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

07/28/2021
Penn SERS Board Names James G. Nolan Chief Investment Officer
Maintains 7% Assumed Rate of Return; Adjusts Defined Benefit Plan’s Policy Target Asset Allocation

The Pennsylvania State Employees’ Retirement System Board, meeting here today, named Acting Chief Investment Officer James G. Nolan to the position permanently.

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07/01/2021
Penn SERS 2020 Financial Report Available

The Pennsylvania State Employees’ Retirement System today announced the release of its 2020 Annual Comprehensive Financial Report (ACFR), previously referred to as the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, for the calendar year ended Dec. 31, 2020.


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06/09/2021
Penn SERS Board Approves $50 Million Investment, Announces First Quarter Pension Fund Investment Performance; Addresses Other Retirement Plan Business

The Pennsylvania State Employees’ Retirement System Board, meeting here today, approved a $50 million private equity investment for the pension plan investment fund and announced a first quarter 3.52% net-of-fees return for the fund.


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06/08/2021 & 06/09/2021
SERS Board and Committee Meeting Agendas

After the board meeting on 06/09/2021, meeting materials, including a press release announcing board actions, materials for any new investments approved by the board, and video from the meetings will be available in the About SERS section. In addition, minutes from the meetings will be available after they are approved by the respective committee or full board at a future meeting.  

04/28/2021
Penn SERS Board Approves Employer Contribution Rate, Accepts Report on Board Governance Recommendations,
Invests $50 Million in Private Equity

The Pennsylvania State Employees’ Retirement System Board, meeting by videoconference today, certified the employer contribution rate for the commonwealth’s 2021-22 fiscal year, accepted a report summarizing results from a board governance and self-assessment review, approved a $50 million private equity investment, and addressed other business.


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