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Waiving Membership

If you are a qualified part-time salaried, part-time hourly, or part-time per diem employee, you may waive membership with PSERS within 90 days of qualification. To qualify to waive membership with PSERS, you must have an Individual Retirement Account (IRA) or other eligible retirement plan such as a Traditional IRA, Roth IRA, Simplified Employee Pension (SEP), or a Savings Incentive Match Plan for Employees of Small Employers (SIMPLE) IRA.

If you choose to waive membership with PSERS, you must do so through the Member Self-Service (MSS) Portal on the “Class Election” tab. You must certify that you have an IRA or other eligible retirement plan. If you are returning to service and choose to waive membership, you must contact PSERS to waive and complete a PSERS Membership Waiver for Part-Time Employees (PSRS-51) form.

You have 90 days to waive membership with PSERS.