EMPLOYERS

Employer contribution rates change every other odd year (example: 2013, 2015, 2017). The new rates are made available during the third or fourth quarter of the previous calendar year. Current and previous employer contribution rates can be found through the links below.

Current Employer Contribution Rates

Previous Employer Contribution Rates

PERS provides some online publications in .pdf format. To view them, you must have the most recent version of Adobe Reader®. Download the latest version of Adobe Reader®.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, PERS will provide these documents in an alternate format upon request. To request this, contact PERS at 888-320-7377 or TTY 503-603-7766.

More Information About Contribution Rates

PERS Contributions

The money given to a retirement system to fund a member’s benefits. Contributions are made by both members and employers. 

Member Contributions 

Employers electronically report and forward member contributions equal to 6 percent of the member's subject salary. These contributions are deposited directly into the member’s individual account.

Member Contribution Types

Member contribution types are categories of member contributions that define who makes the contribution and how it relates to taxes. There are currently three types of contributions: member paid pre-tax (MPPT), member paid after-tax (MPAT), and employer paid pre-tax (EPPT). Electing or changing a contribution type requires that an employer notify PERS in writing and provide a Board resolution or bargaining contract.

Employer Contributions

Contributions based on a rate designated by the PERS Board. Employer contributions fund the actual costs of future retirement and death benefits.

Employer Contribution Rates

The amount actuarially necessary as designated by the Board that an employer must pay to adequately fund the benefits to be provided by the contributions of the employer. 

There are three separate benefit programs; two defined-benefit pension programs (Tier One, Tier Two, and OPSRP), into which employers contribute a percentage of employee salary. Each benefit program may have a different assigned employer rate. 

Note: Employer contributions are paid in addition to the 6 percent member contributions.