Welcome to PERS


The Public Employees’ Retirement System of Mississippi (PERS) p​roudly serves the state of Mississippi by providing retirement benefits for individuals working in state government, public schools, universities, community colleges, municipalities, counties, the Legislature, highway patrol, and other such public entities. These retirement benefits not only help recruit and retain a strong public workforce in Mississippi, they help stimulate local economies in every county in the state and help reduce the need for social assistance.


A Message from the Executive Director

The Affordability of PERS


PERS Executive Director Pat Robertson writes an open letter to members, addressing media reports about whether Mississippi is in the midst of a pension crisis. 

Read letter to members.




Retiree Representative nominations sought

The PERS Board of Trustees is seeking candidate nominations for one of two retiree representative. This position is for a full term that will run from May 1, 2017, to April 30, 2023.
Deadline for nominations is 5 p.m., November 29, 2016 

PERS Updates

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