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2023 member annual statements coming soon

PERS mailed 2023 member annual statements to all nonretired members in spring 2024.

The 2023 statement will reflect your PERS benefits and information through December 31, 2023.

When you receive your statement, check that all your personal information is correct. If you need to make corrections, follow the instructions on the back of your statement.

For more information, visit the Member Annual Statement FAQs webpage, which is updated each spring.

Voting season is here

We have a major election coming in May and we are encouraging all Oregonians to get out the vote!

Oregon already has one of the highest rates of voter participation in the country, but we need you to join us. Our democracy only works when everyone participates. And don’t think for one moment that your single vote doesn’t matter. In dozens of races across the country, literally one vote has been the difference between winning and losing.

Election day is May 21, 2024. Make sure you’re registered to vote and be sure to send in your ballot!

You can find everything you need to know about voting at

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.

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.

2024 cost-of-living increase

If you are a PERS retiree or beneficiary receiving a monthly pension benefit, your annual cost-of living adjustment (COLA) will go into effect on July 1, 2024. You will see it reflected on your August 1, 2024, benefit payment and going forward.


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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