The Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) has administered retirement benefits for Oregon’s public sector workers (state, local government and school district employees) since 1945. PERS serves approximately 218,000 active/inactive members, 146,000 benefit recipients and 942 employers. The system pays approximately $4.5 billion in benefits annually; about $3.92 billion is paid to Oregon residents. Those in-state payments support an estimated 35,999 jobs in Oregon. Investment income provided 74.9% of total PERS revenue since 1970, with member contributions providing 4.8 and employer contributions providing 20.3%. Nearly 31% of PERS members are currently eligible to retire.
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Address: 11410 SW 68th Pkwy., Tigard 97223; PO Box 23700, Tigard 97281-3700
Phone: 888-320-7377; TTY: 503-603-7766
Contact: Kevin Olineck, Director
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Title: Retirement Board Minutes
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