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New to PSERS?



The Public School Employees’ Retirement System (PSERS) is an agency of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania that administers the pension plan for Pennsylvania’s public school employees.  
New members of PSERS will receive several important pieces of information from us explaining that an account was established for you.  PSERS will ask you to verify information such as:
  • Personal information
  • Contact information
  • Beneficiary information
  • Membership class information
  • Employer information
As part of these informational packets, you may download a PSERS Active Member Handbook (PDF) and information about combining PSERS and State Employees’ Retirement System (SERS) employment.  A Nomination of Beneficiaries (PDF) form is also included for you to complete and return to us.  

As a PSERS member, you’ll join with over a half million fellow public school employees who are also members.  You'll contribute to your own personal PSERS retirement account and profit from having a safe, secure, and guaranteed benefit payment(s) from one of the largest public pension plans in the nation.   

As a new member of PSERS, click on the links below for additional information that may be of interest to you -