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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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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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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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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.

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

Latest News

Penn SERS Board Approves Establishing A Formal Fee Policy and Fee and Expense Changes for the Deferred Compensation Plan

The Pennsylvania State Employees’ Retirement System Board, meeting here today, approved establishing a formal fee policy for the Deferred Compensation Plan and approved fee and expense changes to be effective July 1, 2021.

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Active Members: Your 2020 SERS Statement is in the Mail 

Today, we mailed your 2020 statement directly from our print and mail vendor in Claysburg, PA and made it available in your online member services account.

Your statement provides a snapshot of all your SERS retirement plans as of December 31, 2020, whether you have one or multiple SERS retirement plans. The statement lists the number of beneficiaries you have on file for each. Beneficiaries are plan specific, so if you contribute to more than one SERS retirement plan, you will need to name beneficiaries for each plan.

Please review your annual statement for accuracy and keep it with your other important financial documents. Your combined statement will help you plan for your retirement.

If you do not receive your member statement by April 1, 2021, please contact a SERS plan specialist at or 1.800.633.5461.

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

SERS 2021 Supplemental Budget Book Released
The budget book provides detailed information about the retirement plans SERS administered in 2020 and proposed budgets for 2021. Key data is provided in a budget handout that includes the budget highlights, snapshots of data for each SERS-administered retirement plan, and the 2020 Pension Payments By County map.  
As in years past, the budget book includes investment performance, member demographics, actuarial information, and employer funding projections for the Defined Benefit Plan; and participant information, and investment options and performance information for the supplemental, voluntary Deferred Compensation Plan. You’ll also find participant information, and investment options and performance information for the Defined Contribution Plan; and participant information for the Hybrid Plan.

Penn SERS Board Approves Advance Funding Agreement with Employer;
Announces Fourth Quarter Investment Performance, Approves $625 Million in New Investments, and Extends Investment Consulting Services Contract

The Pennsylvania State Employees’ Retirement System Board, meeting here today, approved an $825 million advance funding agreement with the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, announced fourth quarter 2020 investment performance, approved $625 million in new investments, and extended the current contract for private equity investment consulting services, and addressed other agency business.

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Penn SERS Investments Earned More Than 11% Return In 2020
Returns Added Approximately $3.4 Billion to Fund assets

Pennsylvania State Employees’ Retirement System investments generated an 11.11% net-of-fees return in 2020, adding approximately $3.4 billion to the fund’s assets for the year, the agency announced today.

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