Mississippi Retired Public Employees' Association
Representing retired and active employees covered by PERS
  • PERS explains change in tax withholdings from lump sum COLA paymentsJuly 7, 2016

    The Public Employees’ Retirement System of Mississippi (PERS) recently mailed Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA) notices, and retirees who receive an annual lump sum COLA may notice that tax withholdings for this payment differ from last year. On its website, PERS explains that … Continue reading

  • McCoy to chair, Fitch to vice chair PERS Board of TrusteesJuly 5, 2016

    Dr. Randy D. McCoy has transitioned from vice chairman to chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Public Employees’ Retirement System of Mississippi (PERS) for fiscal year 2017, which began July 1. McCoy is a retired superintendent of Tupelo … Continue reading

  • PERS seeks nominations for IHL employee representativeJuly 1, 2016

    The Public Employees’ Retirement System of Mississippi (PERS) is seeking candidate nominations and petitions for its Board of Trustees Institutions of Higher Learning (IHL) employee representative for the six-year term beginning January 1, 2017, and running through December 31, 2022. … Continue reading

  • NASRA releases comprehensive state reforms spotlightJune 14, 2016

    The National Association of State Retirement Administrators (NASRA) recently completed a comprehensive review and compilation of public pension reforms since the Great Recession and the global financial crisis. According to their report, Significant Reforms to State Retirement Systems, the period from 2009 to 2014 marked the greatest … Continue reading

  • Recently published reports from NASRAJune 6, 2016

    Recently published reports and analysis from the  National Association of State Retirement Administrators Updated Issue Brief: Investment Return Assumptions  As of September 30, 2015, state and local government retirement systems held assets of $3.56 trillion. These assets are held in … Continue reading