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Present Duties

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 210,000 active/inactive members, 135,000 benefit recipients and 925 employers. The system pays approximately $3.7 billion in benefits annually; about $3.3 billion is paid to Oregon residents. Those in-state payments support an estimated 35,999 jobs in Oregon. Investment income provided 73.8 percent of total PERS revenue from 1970–2014, with member contributions providing 5.6 percent and employer contributions providing 20.6 percent. Nearly 35 percent of PERS members are currently eligible to retire.


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Contact Information

Address: 11410 SW 68th Pkwy., Tigard 97223; PO Box 23700, Tigard 97281-3700
Phone: 888-320-7377; TTY: 503-603-7766
Fax: 503-598-1218
Contact: Steve Rodeman, Executive Director
Administrative Rules Coordinator Email: Daniel Rivas
Records Officer Email: Alan Smith
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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 (PDF) - by Legislative Fiscal Office
Audit Reports - select agency from menu

Records, Publications and General Information

Agency History (PDF) - a detailed history of the agency
Records Retention Schedule (PDF) - a list of the public records kept at the agency
State Archives Holdings - a select list of the agency's records available for research at the State Archives
State Library Publications - a link to the Oregon State Library Catalog