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Public Employees Retirement System (PERS)

The Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) is the retirement system for most public service workers in Oregon, including state employees. PERS-covered employees hired after Aug. 28, 2003, are Oregon Public Service Retirement Plan (OPSRP) members, unless membership was previously established in PERS. OPSRP has two components: the Pension Program and the Individual Account Program.

The OPSRP Pension Program is funded by your employer and provides a lifetime pension. It is designed to provide approximately 45 percent of your final average salary at retirement, for a general service member with a 30-year career. Final average salary is generally the average of the highest three consecutive years (or less if you were employed for less than three years) or one-third of total salary in the last 36 months of employment.

For more information about PERS and retirement plans go to

Best time to call Customer Service: The busiest telephone volume days for PERS are Mondays and the first three business days of the month. In addition, PERS experiences increased call volume from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. each day. Calls are placed in a queue and answered in the order received.

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PERS headquarters

11410 SW 68th Parkway
Tigard, OR 97223

Mailing address
P.O. Box 23700
Tigard, OR 97281-3700

888-320-7377 (toll-free)
Fax: 503-598-0561

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