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PERA is headquartered in the Retirement Systems of Minnesota Building in St. Paul, along with the Minnesota State Retirement System and the Teachers Retirement Association. We also maintain regional offices in Mankato and Duluth.

Member Services


  • Review and update your personal information
  • View a current estimate of your benefits (just like your PBS), or create your own custom estimates
  • Register for conferences and workshops
  • Sign up for PERA’s e-publications
  • Adjust tax withholding and direct deposit once you begin receiving your benefit, as well as print out tax form 1099R and proof of income reports
  • Add or update beneficiaries online (active and deferred members only)
  • Create and view estimates including a non-spouse survivor (active and deferred members only)


Member Services Line



  • Answers regarding member benefits and changes
  • Requests for benefit estimates
  • Conference Registrations



  • How do I make changes in my retirement check withholdings?
  • How can I get a refund of the money in my account?
  • Is my disability pension taxable income?
  • What happens if I die while I’m still working?


  • What legislation is being introduced this session?
  • What’s the current status on legislation?
  • If I am a member of the media, who can I contact with comments or questions?


  • I have a comment or question about the web site.
  • How do I contact the webmaster?
  • Anything else.


Tip regarding e-mail communications

Inquiries, requests and other communication may be transmitted to PERA via email.  Because email is not secure, members wishing to communicate with PERA by email may not wish to include their Social Security number or other personal information.

Employer Services


Employer Response Line



  • Option 1 – Member Questions
  • Option 2 – Employer Reporting
  • Option 3 – Eligibility
  • Option 4 – ERIS
  • Option 5 – Exclusion/Status Reports
  • Option 6 – Enrollment


  • Member Status
  • ERIS
  • Contribution Reporting
  • Eligibility
  • Having your agency join PERA
  • Determining if a worker is an independent contractor or an employee
  • Any reporting question not listed above



Employer Reporting and Information System (ERIS)

Most employers complete their PERA reporting tasks with our secure internet system called ERIS. This free service gives you an effective way to enroll members, send salary and contribution data, update members’ employment data, and maintain contact information about your agency. ERIS makes your work easier and helps us improve the services we provide to members.


Helpful Contacts

Need help finding Minnesota public retirement systems contact information? We can help. We have a list of Helpful Contacts linked below.


Helpful Contacts

PERA’s mission is to administer and promote sustainable retirement plans and provide services that our members value.

PERA has an office in Mankato staffed for individual counseling appointments. Please call 1-800-652-9026 at least two weeks in advance to reserve a time. You can also register for a meeting with a counselor in MY PERA.  

Our address is:

11 Civic Center Plaza, Suite 150
Mankato, MN  56001
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PERA has an office in Duluth staffed for individual counseling appointments. The building is shared with Teachers Retirement Association and Minnesota State Retirement System. Visitors may park for free in the top lot off of Pecan Avenue or Upham Rd. Please call 1-800-652-9026 at least two weeks in advance to reserve a time. You can also register for a meeting with a counselor in MY PERA.  

Our address is:

625 E. Central Entrance,
Duluth, MN 55811
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PERA’s main office is located in the Retirement Systems of Minnesota Building. We share the building with the Teachers Retirement Association, the Minnesota State Retirement System and the State Board of Investment. Our office hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Our call center is available from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Visitors may park for free in the lot by the main entrance to the building. 

Our address is:

60 Empire Drive, Suite 200
St. Paul, MN 55103
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Superior Street Reconstruction will impact PERA’s Duluth office

If you are planning to visit PERA’s Duluth office, the closure of Superior Street extends from 7th Avenue West to just before the intersection of 3rd Avenue West.

Additionally, MNDOT is working on portions of Mesaba Avenue that may affect your driving route.

The 4th Avenue West AutoPark ramp will be open, and PERA will validate your parking at this ramp. The ramp entry at the intersection of Michigan Street/4th Ave W is one block east of the Duluth Depot and Public Library.  Bring your orange parking ramp ticket to your appointment. Some sidewalk sections will be closed on Superior Street, but there is walk-in entry with elevator access to the building through the Medical Arts Garage on Michigan Street.

More information     Hwy 194/Mesaba Ave traffic impacts