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Retirement - PERS

Public  Employees' Retirement System of Mississippi (PERS)

The Public Employees’ Retirement System of Mississippi (PERS or the System) is a governmental defined benefit plan qualified under Section 401(a) of the Internal Revenue Code. PERS was established by the state Legislature in 1952 to provide benefits to eligible Mississippi public employees working for state agencies, universities, community/junior colleges, and public schools, as well as counties, cities, and other participating political subdivisions.

Participation in PERS is mandatory for an employee in a covered position.

Member contributions are tax-deferred, so you do not pay taxes on contributions until you withdraw the funds from your retirement account.



(800) 444-7377
(601) 359-3589
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Email Jennifer Dubuisson, Employee Benefits Specialist, at with any additional questions.