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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 a new member, you should download the Information for New School Employees handout,  PSERS Active Member Handbook (PDF), information about combining PSERS and State Employees’ Retirement System (SERS) employment, and a Nomination of Beneficiaries (PSRS-187) (PDF) form 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.   

Register for the PSERS Member Self-Service (MSS) Portal

The PSERS Member Self-Service (MSS) Portal offers you secure, convenient, 24/7 access to your pension account information. With the MSS Portal, you can conduct many pension plan-related transactions online instead of filling out paper forms or contacting PSERS staff. Plus, you will receive instant confirmation of your transactions, instead of waiting for confirmation to be mailed to you.


Register today! To get started, follow the instructions on the MSS Quick Start Guide to register for your MSS Account. All you need is your PSERS ID and a valid email address.

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