Public Employees Retirement System

Present Duties

Public Employees Retirement System building
This building in Tigard houses the central offices of the Public Employees Retirement System. (Oregon State Archives Photo)
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 221,000 active/inactive members, 146,000 benefit recipients and 904 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 35,449 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%. Over 30% of PERS members are currently eligible to retire.

Agency Website

Agency Subdivisions

Information about this agency's divisions, offices, programs, etc.

Contact Information

Address: 11410 SW 68th Pkwy., Tigard 97223; PO Box 23700, Tigard 97281-3700
Phone: 888-320-7377; TTY: 503-603-7766
Fax: 503-598-0561
Contact: Kevin Olineck, Director
Records Officer Email: Alan Smith
Location Map: by Google Maps

Legal and Legislative Information

Statutory Authority: ORS 237.350–237.980, 238.005–238.750, 238A.005–238A.475, 243.401–243.507

Budget Analysis - by Legislative Fiscal Office
Audit Reports - select agency from menu

Records, Publications and General Information

Agency History - a detailed history of the agency (via PERS)
Records Retention Schedule - a list of the public records kept at the agency

State Archives Holdings from This Agency

The following are selected abbreviated listings from the holdings of the Oregon State Archives. Additional records may be available. These records may be viewed free of charge at the State Archives Building in Salem. Copies are available for a fee. Take the Web tour for more information about visiting or ordering copies from the Oregon State Archives.
Title: Retirement Board Minutes
Dates: 1984-1985
Cubic Ft.: 1