MEMBERS

Tier One/Tier Two members

You are a Tier One member if you began working for a PERS-participating employer on or before December 31, 1995, and worked six full calendar months for a PERS-participating employer in a qualifying position requiring at least 600 hours per calendar year.
 
You are a Tier Two member if you began working for a PERS-participating employer on or after January 1, 1996, and before August 29, 2003, and worked six full calendar months for a PERS-participating employer in a qualifying position requiring at least 600 hours per calendar year.
 
All Tier One/Tier Two members have an Individual Account Program (IAP) account.
 
For more information see the Tier One/Tier Two quick answer files.
 

Oregon Public Service Retirement Plan members (OPSRP)

You are an Oregon Public Service Retirement Plan Pension Program member if you started working for a PERS-participating employer after August 28, 2003, and worked six full calendar months for a PERS-participating employer in a qualifying position requiring at least 600 hours per calendar year.
 
All OPSRP Pension Program members have an IAP account.
 
Judges are ineligible for membership in the OPSRP Pension Program. 
 
For more information see the OPSRP quick answer files.
 

Benefit Component Comparisons

View the Benefit Component Comparisons chart for a comparison of the Tier One/Tier Two program, the Oregon Public Service Retirement Plan (OPSRP) Pension Program, and the Individual Account Program (IAP) plans.