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Correctional Plan


The Correctional Plan was established in 1999 for correctional officers serving in county and regional adult and juvenile correctional facilities due to the physical nature of their jobs. The members of this plan are responsible for the security, custody and control of the facilities and their inmates. The plan has about 1,000 retirees, and boasts 3,700 working local correctional officers.

Correctional Plan Handbook

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Membership in PERA is automatic for non-elected public employees who meet minimum salary and position eligibility requirements set by Minnesota statute. Membership is optional for qualifying non-governing elected officials.  Elected governing body officials (Ex: city council members, county commissioners) whose first term in office begins after June 30, 2002, may not participate in the Coordinated Plan. They may, however, participate in PERA’s Defined Contribution Plan.


You and your employer contribute to PERA. Contributions are set in state law. See your plan handbook for the amount you contribute along with your employer contribution.


Personal Information

Be sure to keep your personal information current. MY PERA makes it simple and fast to update your personal information, change addresses, or view your benefits. If you don’t have a MY PERA account, register online today. Or, you can update your personal information by completing the Change form

Leaves of Absence

You may also purchase service credit based upon your salary for various types of leaves if you meet the requirements. For more information, see Building Service Credit With PERA or your plan’s handbook.