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Plan Definitions
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 and Tier Two members who have worked in a qualifying position after January 2004 have an IAP account.
 
You are an Oregon Public Service Retirement Plan (OPSRP) 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.
 
Member Info Help Files
 
A-Z: Tier One/Tier Two Quick Answers
A-Z: OPSRP Quick Answers 

PERS Benefit Component Comparisons
The primary components and differences among the PERS Tier One and Tier Two programs, the Oregon Public Service Retirement Plan (OPSRP) Pension Program, and the Individual Account Program (IAP) are shown in this document.