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Want to change the fund your IAP is invested in?

Your opportunity to change the target-date fund in which your Individual Account Program account is invested is about to open online.

Starting September 1, you can make changes to your IAP fund through Online Member Services. The window to make your election online will end September 30. Changes will not take effect until January 1, 2024.

Changing your fund is optional, and not every PERS member is eligible to make a change.

Read more about:

  • Member Choice, the part of Senate Bill 1049 that created the option of changing target-date funds.
  • IAP target-date funds, including the details and limitations you need to know about Member Choice before making a change.
  • How to use OMS to change your target-date fund.

PERS Expo 2023 registration now open

Learn more about your PERS benefits and how you can create a secure retirement.

PERS Expo 2023 will be held online and offer interactive and on-demand content, including live educational presentations and question-and-answer (Q&A) sessions on October 10 and 11. Education and Q&A content will repeat, so there is no need to attend both days.

You also can return to the event website and explore its resources for a limited time after the event.

Expo will provide you with information about your PERS benefits, additional retirement savings options, post-retirement health insurance options, the PERS retirement process, and other related topics.

Register for PERS Expo 2023 today to get started.

Retiring? Planning to work after retirement? Tell employers these two things

If you’re in the process of retiring and plan to work after retirement for a PERS-participating employer, you need to tell your future employer the following:

  • What your effective retirement date is.
  • That your retirement application is in process with PERS.

Failure to provide this information to your future employer could cause you to be incorrectly hired after retirement as a regular employee rather than a retiree-hire. Errors of this kind can negatively impact your retirement benefits, such as delaying payments.

Future employers who need to be notified include any PERS-participating employer you plan to work for after retirement — even your current employer, if you intend to work for them as a retiree-hire.

If you have questions, contact Member Services for assistance.

OSGP wins NAGDCA Leadership Award

The Oregon Savings Growth Plan (OSGP) has been selected as a 2023 National Association of Government Defined Contribution Administrators (NAGDCA) Leadership Recognition Award winner! NAGDCA’s mission is to support plan sponsors and service providers of government-sponsored deferred compensation and defined contribution retirement plans in creating successful retirement security outcomes for their plan participants.

Selected under the category of Participant Education and Communication, OSGP’s efforts to communicate the impacts of contributing a percentage of pay to public employees’ optional 457(b) plan has been identified as an exemplar of innovative solutions from peers across the public sector defined contribution industry.

Stay safe by signing up for emergency alerts

Wildfires, earthquakes, ice storms — When incidents arise in your area, how will you know what to do? Signing up for emergency alerts from OR-Alert can help you stay informed and keep safe. OR-Alert is an emergency notification system that can be activated by state and local government officials to provide real-time hazard information to Oregonians. Sign up for alerts on the OR-Alert website.

IRS retirement contribution limits for 2023

The U.S. Internal Revenue Service, or IRS, sets limits on the amount you can contribute to retirement savings accounts each year.

These limits apply to the Oregon Savings Growth Plan (OSGP), a 457(b) deferred compensation plan.

For 2023, the IRS contribution limits are:

  • $22,500 if you are younger than 50.
  • $30,000 if you are 50 or older.

In addition, OSGP offers a three-year special catch-up provision for members who meet certain criteria.

Learn more about contribution limits on OSGP's Active Participants webpage.

PERS by the Numbers available online

Want to explore the details of how your pension system works? Each year, PERS, the agency, publishes PERS by the Numbers, an annual snapshot of the data and demographics that drive the Oregon Public Employees Retirement System. Read the latest report to learn more.


PERS Education Sessions

Planning for retirement can seem like a daunting task. Don’t wait until the last minute to prepare. Take advantage of the many free sessions our PERS education team has to offer.

Among the resources available to you are education sessions, which cover topics that include:

  • The basics of your plan type (Tier One, Tier Two, or OPSRP).
  • Retirement eligibility criteria.
  • Benefit calculations and estimates.
  • Your retirement option choices.
  • An overview of the retirement application process.

Whether you’re Tier One/Tier Two or OPSRP, you have the option of attending a general education session for your plan type or a session that discusses additional financial planning information and resources.

For registration or more information, visit the education webpage for your plan type:


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