Pennsylvania State Employees' Retirement System

Pennsylvania State Employees' Retirement System Founded in 1923, the Pennsylvania State Employees’ Retirement System is one of the nation's oldest statewide retirement plans for public employees.
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The number of centenarians in the U.S. is growing steadily. If you’re lucky enough to become one of them, you’ll need no...
04/19/2021
If You Live to 100, You’ll Need More Than Money

The number of centenarians in the U.S. is growing steadily. If you’re lucky enough to become one of them, you’ll need not just a robust retirement fund but also a well-considered plan, and a purpose. Here are some helpful tips: https://nyti.ms/3rzwh1T

The number of centenarians in the U.S. is growing steadily. If you join them, you’ll need not just a robust retirement fund but also a plan, and a purpose.

Interested in an exciting job opportunity at @PennSERS?PennSERS’ Investment Office seeks to fill two Investment Analyst ...
04/16/2021

Interested in an exciting job opportunity at @PennSERS?
PennSERS’ Investment Office seeks to fill two Investment Analyst positions – one on the private markets team and one on the public markets team. To apply, complete the following steps:
1. Visit https://www.employment.pa.gov
2. Click the blue box labeled “OPEN JOBS”
3. Click “Open to Public”
4. Click the Filter button and select State Employees’ Retirement System using the Department filter
5. Select the job title you are interested in and click the green button to apply

Interested in an exciting job opportunity at @PennSERS?
PennSERS’ Investment Office seeks to fill two Investment Analyst positions – one on the private markets team and one on the public markets team. To apply, complete the following steps:
1. Visit https://www.employment.pa.gov
2. Click the blue box labeled “OPEN JOBS”
3. Click “Open to Public”
4. Click the Filter button and select State Employees’ Retirement System using the Department filter
5. Select the job title you are interested in and click the green button to apply

Laughter is the best medicine for good reason. A recent study says it’s like exercise on heart rate and heart-rate varia...
04/14/2021
How to laugh more | Psyche Guides

Laughter is the best medicine for good reason. A recent study says it’s like exercise on heart rate and heart-rate variability. Other benefits include an enhanced immune system, muscle relaxation, and lower blood pressure. Here’s some tips to join the fun: https://bit.ly/3tYNzqu

You don’t have to wait to be amused, there are ways to train yourself to enjoy the ‘cheap medicine’ of laughter every day

Many adults, even those 50 and older, need to protect against serious, and potentially lethal, diseases. As COVID-19 sho...
04/13/2021
These Are The Vaccines That Adults Over 50 Need

Many adults, even those 50 and older, need to protect against serious, and potentially lethal, diseases. As COVID-19 showed us, co-morbidities are a huge issue. Here’s a list of the vaccinations every adult needs, and when you should get them. https://bit.ly/2NWrSbj

There are vaccines every person needs, but they wear off over time, and now there are new ones specifically for older adults.

Empower Retirement, @PennSERS’ third-party administrator, offers a wealth of online tools and educational resources to h...
04/12/2021

Empower Retirement, @PennSERS’ third-party administrator, offers a wealth of online tools and educational resources to help you as you plan and save for your future retirement. Check out this brief video of the tools and support they offer. https://bit.ly/2O0Riok

Empower Retirement, @PennSERS’ third-party administrator, offers a wealth of online tools and educational resources to help you as you plan and save for your future retirement. Check out this brief video of the tools and support they offer. https://bit.ly/2O0Riok

Interested in an exciting job opportunity at @PennSERS?PennSERS’ Investment Office seeks to fill two Investment Analyst ...
04/09/2021

Interested in an exciting job opportunity at @PennSERS?
PennSERS’ Investment Office seeks to fill two Investment Analyst positions – one on the private markets team and one on the public markets team. To apply, complete the following steps:
1. Visit https://www.employment.pa.gov
2. Click the blue box labeled “OPEN JOBS”
3. Click “Open to Public”
4. Click the Filter button and select State Employees’ Retirement System using the Department filter
5. Select the job title you are interested in and click the green button to apply

Interested in an exciting job opportunity at @PennSERS?
PennSERS’ Investment Office seeks to fill two Investment Analyst positions – one on the private markets team and one on the public markets team. To apply, complete the following steps:
1. Visit https://www.employment.pa.gov
2. Click the blue box labeled “OPEN JOBS”
3. Click “Open to Public”
4. Click the Filter button and select State Employees’ Retirement System using the Department filter
5. Select the job title you are interested in and click the green button to apply

If you’re an active SERS member working for an employer who participates in the #DeferredComp Plan, this video will expl...
04/09/2021

If you’re an active SERS member working for an employer who participates in the #DeferredComp Plan, this video will explain key benefits, lump sum withdrawals, and the types of rollovers you can make into a deferred comp account. https://bit.ly/3pM1crZ

If you’re an active SERS member working for an employer who participates in the #DeferredComp Plan, this video will explain key benefits, lump sum withdrawals, and the types of rollovers you can make into a deferred comp account. https://bit.ly/3pM1crZ

Interested in an exciting job opportunity at @PennSERS?PennSERS’ Investment Office seeks to fill two Investment Analyst ...
04/07/2021

Interested in an exciting job opportunity at @PennSERS?
PennSERS’ Investment Office seeks to fill two Investment Analyst positions – one on the private markets team and one on the public markets team. To apply, complete the following steps:
1. Visit https://www.employment.pa.gov
2. Click the blue box labeled “OPEN JOBS”
3. Click “Open to Public”
4. Click the Filter button and select State Employees’ Retirement System using the Department filter
5. Select the job title you are interested in and click the green button to apply

Interested in an exciting job opportunity at @PennSERS?
PennSERS’ Investment Office seeks to fill two Investment Analyst positions – one on the private markets team and one on the public markets team. To apply, complete the following steps:
1. Visit https://www.employment.pa.gov
2. Click the blue box labeled “OPEN JOBS”
3. Click “Open to Public”
4. Click the Filter button and select State Employees’ Retirement System using the Department filter
5. Select the job title you are interested in and click the green button to apply

How much will you need to save to ensure a secure retirement? Retirement planning isn’t a “one size fits all” propositio...
04/07/2021

How much will you need to save to ensure a secure retirement? Retirement planning isn’t a “one size fits all” proposition. There are many factors to consider. Check out this webinar for insights & support to help you get a jump on your retirement planning. https://bit.ly/31o8w1Z

How much will you need to save to ensure a secure retirement? Retirement planning isn’t a “one size fits all” proposition. There are many factors to consider. Check out this webinar for insights & support to help you get a jump on your retirement planning. https://bit.ly/31o8w1Z

Good news for procrastinators: Taxpayers have an extra month to file federal and state returns. Individual taxpayers can...
04/06/2021

Good news for procrastinators: Taxpayers have an extra month to file federal and state returns. Individual taxpayers can also postpone tax payments for the 2020 tax year due on 4/15/21, to 5/17/21, without penalties and interest. https://bit.ly/2PrRLAe

Good news for procrastinators: Taxpayers have an extra month to file federal and state returns. Individual taxpayers can also postpone tax payments for the 2020 tax year due on 4/15/21, to 5/17/21, without penalties and interest. https://bit.ly/2PrRLAe

Even before COVID hit, 60% of Americans reported feeling lonely, poorly understood or lacking companionship. It’s only g...
04/05/2021
How the best leaders can acknowledge the other pandemic: Loneliness

Even before COVID hit, 60% of Americans reported feeling lonely, poorly understood or lacking companionship. It’s only gotten worse. As firms return to work, the mental-health crisis of their employees looms large. Surveys show 80% of workers say they’d consider leaving their current employer for one that focuses more heavily on mental health. https://bit.ly/3lPyjcR

Managers owe it to their people to be explicit in gauging loneliness.

Timeline Photos
04/04/2021

Timeline Photos

Interested in an exciting job opportunity at @PennSERS?PennSERS’ Investment Office seeks to fill two Investment Analyst ...
04/03/2021

Interested in an exciting job opportunity at @PennSERS?
PennSERS’ Investment Office seeks to fill two Investment Analyst positions – one on the private markets team and one on the public markets team. To apply, complete the following steps:
1. Visit https://www.employment.pa.gov
2. Click the blue box labeled “OPEN JOBS”
3. Click “Open to Public”
4. Click the Filter button and select State Employees’ Retirement System using the Department filter
5. Select the job title you are interested in and click the green button to apply

Interested in an exciting job opportunity at @PennSERS?
PennSERS’ Investment Office seeks to fill two Investment Analyst positions – one on the private markets team and one on the public markets team. To apply, complete the following steps:
1. Visit https://www.employment.pa.gov
2. Click the blue box labeled “OPEN JOBS”
3. Click “Open to Public”
4. Click the Filter button and select State Employees’ Retirement System using the Department filter
5. Select the job title you are interested in and click the green button to apply

Interested in an exciting job opportunity at @PennSERS?PennSERS’ Investment Office seeks to fill two Investment Analyst ...
04/01/2021

Interested in an exciting job opportunity at @PennSERS?
PennSERS’ Investment Office seeks to fill two Investment Analyst positions – one on the private markets team and one on the public markets team. To apply, complete the following steps:
1. Visit https://www.employment.pa.gov
2. Click the blue box labeled “OPEN JOBS”
3. Click “Open to Public”
4. Click the Filter button and select State Employees’ Retirement System using the Department filter
5. Select the job title you are interested in and click the green button to apply

Interested in an exciting job opportunity at @PennSERS?
PennSERS’ Investment Office seeks to fill two Investment Analyst positions – one on the private markets team and one on the public markets team. To apply, complete the following steps:
1. Visit https://www.employment.pa.gov
2. Click the blue box labeled “OPEN JOBS”
3. Click “Open to Public”
4. Click the Filter button and select State Employees’ Retirement System using the Department filter
5. Select the job title you are interested in and click the green button to apply

There are many explanations about the origins of April Fool’s Day. It may have started in medieval France, or as a Roman...
04/01/2021
April Fools’ Day

There are many explanations about the origins of April Fool’s Day. It may have started in medieval France, or as a Roman festival, or with Noah’s Ark! It’s a time of fun and mischief – so avoid being the fool! (Good advice for any day of the year!) https://bit.ly/3dadRP7

April Fools' Day, sometimes called All Fools' Day, has been celebrated for several centuries by different cultures, its exact origins remain a mystery, although one theory dates its origins to the 16th century.

There are many misconceptions about Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia. A newly updated guide from the Mayo Clinic ...
03/31/2021
It's Time to Discard These Outdated Myths About Dementia

There are many misconceptions about Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia. A newly updated guide from the Mayo Clinic adds stories from people with dementia and new sections on brain health and living well with cognitive disorders. Here’s what to know: https://bit.ly/2ZCEV40

The updated Mayo Clinic guide tackles misconceptions about the condition

In the midst of the pandemic, many are updating their wills. One thing to keep in mind: If you’re planning to divide you...
03/30/2021
The Unequal Inheritance: It Can Work, or It Can ‘Destroy Relationships’

In the midst of the pandemic, many are updating their wills. One thing to keep in mind: If you’re planning to divide your estate unequally, it’s often best to explain the reasons to your heirs. Just remember: They might be hurt anyway. Things to consider: https://nyti.ms/3uiytgA

When you’re planning to divide your estate unequally, explain the reasons to your heirs, and remember: They might be hurt anyway.

Questions on COLAs? Any Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) requires a legislative amendment to the retirement code and the...
03/29/2021

Questions on COLAs? Any Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) requires a legislative amendment to the retirement code and the designation of funding for the increased cost of the benefit. Thus, any decision to grant a COLA is the responsibility of the General Assembly and the Governor. For more: https://bit.ly/2kT5i4L

Questions on COLAs? Any Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) requires a legislative amendment to the retirement code and the designation of funding for the increased cost of the benefit. Thus, any decision to grant a COLA is the responsibility of the General Assembly and the Governor. For more: https://bit.ly/2kT5i4L

Timeline Photos
03/28/2021

Timeline Photos

When adult children move back home, it may create new challenges for everyone in the household. Millennials living with ...
03/26/2021

When adult children move back home, it may create new challenges for everyone in the household. Millennials living with parents isn’t uncommon. But it’s advisable to set some ground rules. Here are some tips to help ensure a harmonious living situation. https://bit.ly/2NuzL7h

When adult children move back home, it may create new challenges for everyone in the household. Millennials living with parents isn’t uncommon. But it’s advisable to set some ground rules. Here are some tips to help ensure a harmonious living situation. https://bit.ly/2NuzL7h

A UNICEF survey found 94% of countries implemented some form of remote learning when schools closed due to COVID-19. But...
03/25/2021
Remote learning isn't new: Radio instruction in the 1937 polio epidemic

A UNICEF survey found 94% of countries implemented some form of remote learning when schools closed due to COVID-19. But remote learning isn’t something new. In 1937, Chicago schools used radio to teach children during a polio outbreak. More: https://bit.ly/2M9aD5H

This isn't the first time America's schoolchildren have studied remotely – and Chicago's 1937 'radio school' experiment shows how technology can fill the gap during a crisis.

Ensuring the health and integrity of a public pension fund is like piecing together a puzzle. You may not need every pie...
03/24/2021

Ensuring the health and integrity of a public pension fund is like piecing together a puzzle. You may not need every piece to get the full picture, but key elements make it easier to find a pension funding solution. This SERS White Paper (“The Fundamentals of Sound Public Pension Funding”) sheds more light: https://bit.ly/31YEaVs

Ensuring the health and integrity of a public pension fund is like piecing together a puzzle. You may not need every piece to get the full picture, but key elements make it easier to find a pension funding solution. This SERS White Paper (“The Fundamentals of Sound Public Pension Funding”) sheds more light: https://bit.ly/31YEaVs

Attention active SERS members: Your 2020 SERS statement is in the mail!      Today, we mailed your 2020 statement direct...
03/23/2021

Attention active SERS 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 12/31/20, 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 don’t get your statement by 04/01/21, contact a SERS plan specialist at [email protected] or 1.800.633.5461.

Attention active SERS 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 12/31/20, 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 don’t get your statement by 04/01/21, contact a SERS plan specialist at [email protected] or 1.800.633.5461.

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Established in 1923, PennSERS is one of the nation’s oldest and largest retirement plans for public employees, with nearly 241,000 members and assets of approximately $29 billion. SERS also administers, through a partnership with a third-part administrator, a voluntary deferred compensation plan with nearly 56,000 participants and assets of more than $3.6 billion. A wealth of information is available at www.SERS.pa.gov.

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Been trying to call you my check has not arrive the rest of the country is working why not you called left messages nothing returned
I am a retiree, and I need to speak with someone. No one is answering the phones, or returning voice mails, and your message system here is not working.
can anyone guide me online to request a proof of income/benefit letter....please and thank you
When is the SERS website going to be updated with retirement info from 2019? I just checked it again this evening and it only lists up to 2018.
I hope an early out option is thought about more seriously this budget year due to the Corona virus causing so many financial setbacks. I have 33 years of service and would be interested in retiring without penalty. This will save PA some $$$.
This system is a joke. I need to speak to someone about my direct deposit and when calling the toll free number, no one answers and there is no way to leave a message. Everything on the contact pages relates to the 800 number which isn't staffed. I hope I can get my pension deposited since I have a bank issue but so much for 25 years of dedicated service to the Commonwealth which isn't there to assist me as a retiree in my time of need.
As you may be aware, the state is taking a new approach to school improvement which draws upon Regional Improvement Teams of experienced educators to help facilitate and support a more localized approach to continuous improvement among our Comprehensive Support and Improvement (CSI) designated schools. An important role within these teams is the Core Team Member, educators specialized in a specific content area providing assistance in the creation and implementation of an associated evidence-based improvement plan. Right now we are seeking qualified, experienced educators in the areas of: School Climate English Language Arts Mathematics Data Analysis MTSS Family/community engagement More information can be found online at www.cciu.org/CSI. Any questions can be forwarded to Mary Franciscus at the Chester County Intermediate Unit at [email protected].