PERS - Public Employees' Retirement System
The Public Employees' Retirement System of Mississippi (PERS) serves the state of Mississippi by providing retirement benefits for individuals working in state agencies, public schools, community colleges, universities, and participating political subdivisions like cities and counties, and participation is mandatory, which means you are required to contribute a set percentage of your salary toward your retirement while you are employed in PERS-covered service. Additionally, your employer pays contributions to the plan so that, once you retire, you will receive monthly benefits for life. Furthermore, the money you contribute is tax-deferred until you begin receiving retirement benefits or unless you refund, which you may only do if you terminate employment from all PERS-covered employers. You cannot receive loans, partial refunds, or hardship withdrawals of your contributions.
Forms (All forms listed below, once completed, must be returned to Donna Hughes at the Central Office.)