MEMBERS

Tier One/Tier Two members

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/Tier Two members who have worked in a qualifying position after January 1, 2004, have an Individual Account Program (IAP) account.
 
For more information see the Tier One/Tier Two quick answer files.
 

Oregon Public Service Retirement Plan members (OPSRP)

You are an Oregon Public Service Retirement Plan 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. 
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For more information review the OPSRP Overview​ page and visit the OPSRP quick answer files.
 

Benefit Component Comparisons

View the Benefit Component Comparisons chart for a comparison of the Tier One/Tier Two program, the Oregon Public Service Retirement Plan (OPSRP) Pension Program, and the Individual Account Program (IAP) plans. 
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