Skip to the main content of the page


​​​​Steps to retire.

(Only steps five and seven are required, but we recommend you consider the others.)

​​How do I know if I am eligible to retire? If you are a school or academic employee, read Creditable Service for School Employees for more information.​
​​Get a benefit estimate. You can use Online Member Services or request a written benefit estimate.
PERS processes many written benefit estimates in retirement date order, with the earliest retirement dates first. Benefit estimates use updated actuarial factors effective January 1, 2020.
View terms used in a written benefit estimate.


​Read the Pre-Retirement Guide for step-by-step information about retiring as a Tier One/Tier Two member. The guide will help you complete your Service Retirement Application.
​​​​Complete the Tier One/Tier Two and Individual Account Program (IAP) Service Retirement Application​. Remember, you need to turn in your retirement application within the 90-day period BEFORE your retirement date. You will receive your first benefit payment within 92 days of your effective retirement date.
​​​Notify your employer that you are retiring. Your employer must send a Notice of Separation to PERS so we can process your retirement.


911 operators can retire after 25 years of service. To ensure you meet this requirement, complete the Oregon Retirement Service Plan (OPSRP) Certification of 911 Operator Service form, and submit is to PERS.

​Other Information

If you are a school or academic employee, please read this.

If you have questions or need to look up a specific Tier One/Tier Two subject, please refer to the Quick Answers.

Refer to Account Withdrawal if you are not eligible to retire and are not working for a PERS-covered employer.

PERS Health Insurance Program Information

Important Information for Macintosh (Apple) Users

Important Information for Firefox Users

Important Information for Chrome Users