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Public Employees Retirement System

​​​​​​​​The following information is provided to retirees who directly receive installment payments from their Individual Account Program (IAP) balance on a monthly, quarterly, or annual basis. 

If you previously cashed out or rolled over your entire IAP balance, this does not apply to you.​​

If you no longer want to receive IAP installment payments, you can choose to receive a one-time, lump-sum distribution of the remainder of your IAP balance at any time. Find required forms and other information on the IAP Installments webpage​. Please be aware that processing IAP cash-outs can take up to 120 days; however, you will continue to receive investment returns during that tim​e.


Current IAP installment earnings


Earnings Available for Crediting as of the end of:IAP Account Balance and Payments Updated onMonthly Change Rate Credited to IAP AccountsLatest Year-To-Date
January 2022
March 1, 2022
February 2022
April 1, 2022
March 2022May 1, 2022 -0.16%  0.00%
April 2022
June 1, 2022  0.29%
​May 2022
​July 1, 2022
​ -0.20%
​June 2022​
​August 1, 2022​
​  0.25%
​  0.34%
July 2022
September 1, 2022
August 2022
October 1, 2022  0.23%  0.45%
​September 2022
​November 1, 2022
​ -0.08%
​  0.37%​
October 2022
December 1, 2022  0.23%  0.60%
​November 2022
​January 1, 2023
​  0.01%
​December 2022
​February 1, 2023
​  0.26%
​  0.87%​


Earnings Available for Crediting as of the end of:IAP Account Balance and Payments Updated onMonthly Change Rate Credited to IAP AccountsLatest Year-To-Date
January 2021
March 1, 2021
 -0.14% -0.14%
February 2021
April 1, 2021
  0.38%  ​​0.24%
March 2021
May 1, 2021
​ -0.22%
April 2021
June 1, 2021
May 2021
July 1, 2021
June 2021
August 1, 2021
July 2021
September 1, 2021
August 2021
October 1, 2021
September 2021
November 1, 2021
October 2021
December 1, 2021
November 2021
January 1, 2022
​  0.23%
December 2021
February 1, 2022

​How is your IAP account invested?​ 

PERS investments, including your IAP account, are managed by the Oregon State Treasury, under direction from the Oregon Investment Council.

The Oregon Short Term Fund is not invested in the stock market. The fund is managed for three priorities: 

  1. Preservation of capital.
  2. Liquidity.
  3. Yield. 

This leads to fewer fluctuations in month-to-month investment returns on your remaining IAP balance. The Oregon Investment Council’s investment strategy is meant to preserve your remaining account balance in a conservative manner.​


How is the monthly change rate calculated? 

IAP installment account balances are adjusted each month using an amount called the “monthly change rate.”

Before money is taken out of your IAP account for your installment payments, your payment amount is adjusted to reflect the gains or losses on your remaining account balance.

PERS credits earnings for IAP account installment payments following OAR 459-007-0330 and OAR 459-080-0250.

Crediting your IAP account with earnings on a monthly basis requires PERS to: 

  • Receive investment-performance information for the previous month-end from Oregon State Treasury.
  • Near the middle-to-end of the following month, determine applicable administrative fees and expenses (from PERS and Treasury). The Retirement Installments Fund receives a share of those fees based on the total account balance of the entire fund.
  • Using available investment-performance information, subtract the applicable fees and expenses. PERS then calculates the earnings available for crediting to the Retirement Installments Fund.
  • Divide the total earnings available for crediting by the total account balance of the Retirement Installments Fund. The result is the latest year-to-date (YTD) earnings amount. PERS publishes this as the “latest year-to-date.”
  • Subtract the latest month’s YTD earnings amount from the previous YTD earnings amount. This results in the monthly change rate, which is credited to all individual IAP accounts receiving installment payments. 

Please note that all these variables can fluctuate based on changes in investment performance and the total amount of money in the Retirement Installments Fund. As new retirees begin installment payments and join the Retirement Installments Fund and existing retirees take distributions from their IAP account balance, the total account balance of the Retirement Installments Fund fluctuates.

Although your IAP balance is adjusted every month with the monthly change rate, regardless of your payment frequency, reviewing the “latest year-to-date” information gives you a better understanding of your investment returns as a whole.​


2020 IAP installments investment change: Retirement Installments Fund

Starting January 1, 2020 (first impacting payments and account balances as of March 1, 2020), your remaining IAP account balance receives investment returns based on the Oregon Short Term Fund, which is managed by the Oregon State Treasury.

Previous IAP installment earnings 

In 2018 and 2019, members receiving IAP installment payments were invested in the Retirement Allocation Fund. View previous IAP earnings​, keeping in mind that the dates listed reflected the “earnings available for crediting” month-end dates, not the actual dates your account balance was updated. For example, December 2019 data impacted your February 1, 2020, account balance or payment.​