PERA receives two GFOA Awards for Fiscal Year 17

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PERA workshops are now set for the second half of 2018. You can register by visiting MY PERA or by calling us. See you at a workshop!

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Balancing Equity, Fairness, and Costs While Continuing to Improve Security and Stability

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The Summer 2018 PERA News is now available

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The website does not reflect changes passed in the 2018 Omnibus Retirement Bill.
Please click here to view a summary of the legislative changes.

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  • PERA receives two GFOA Awards for FY17

    PERA has received two Government Finance Officers Association’s (GFOA) Awards in Fiscal Year 2017. The first award is for our Comprehensive Annual Finance…

  • Office Remodel Update

    Please excuse our mess in our St. Paul office. We are remodeling to provide a better experience for our members. You may…

  • 2018 Legislative Update

    The 2018 Omnibus Retirement Bill will reduce the State’s pension liabilities by $3.4 billion immediately with an additional estimated reduction of $2.7 billion…

There are more than 110,000 PERA members who are receiving benefits from PERA (retirees, disabled, survivors of deceased members).

“I’ve been a PERA member for 40 years. I didn’t first realize the importance of PERA in the beginning of my career, but now I do.”

About 65% of PERA’s revenue in the past 20 years is attributed to investment earnings.

96% of the revenue PERA receives goes directly to member benefits, 3% is refunded to members, and less than 1% used for administrative costs

PERA is the largest public pension plan in Minnesota serving more than 480,000 members.

Learn about your pension.

As a public employee, you are already contributing to your financial future. Watch this video to learn more about your pension.