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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 have an IAP account.
 
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A-Z: Tier One/Tier Two 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.