Public School Employee Retirement System (PSERS)

Membership Eligibility

Public school employees eligible for PSERS membership specifically include, but are not limited to, school bus drivers, school bus monitors, school lunchroom personnel, school maintenance personnel and school custodial personnel. Ineligible for membership are:

  • Teachers or any school personnel who are now, or may hereafter become, covered by the Teachers Retirement System of Georgia
  • Substitute employees

SPECIAL NOTE: Full-time public school lunchroom, maintenance or warehouse managers/supervisors OR full-time public school transportation managers/supervisors may elect to become members of TRS. Any such personnel exercising such option shall no longer be members of PSERS. The member must be terminated from the plan.

Membership

If you qualify by years of service and age, PSERS provides lifetime retirement benefits, disability benefits, and death benefits. At retirement, options may also be chosen that can provide lifetime benefits to your beneficiary beginning at your death. The amount you receive is calculated by years of Creditable Service multiplied by a specific dollar amount. The dollar amount is set by the Georgia General Assembly. Effective July 1, 2018 the current dollar amount is $15.25.

Members who leave employment before retirement are entitled to a refund of member contributions plus interest.

Member Contribution Rates

New Members who first join PSERS on or after July 1, 2012 will pay a required contribution of $10 each month for the 9-month contribution period of September through May. This amounts to an annual contribution of $90. Members who first joined PSERS prior to July 1, 2012 will continue to pay a required contribution of $4 each month, for an annual contribution of $36.


For more information, please log into your PSERS account here.


Active Member Forms Available:

  • Service Retirement Application
  • Active Member Change of Beneficiary Form (available using your PSERS online account)
  • Pension Benefit Estimate Request (available using your PSERS online account)

Retired Member Forms Available through your PSERS online account:

  • Retiree Change of Address Form
  • Retiree Pension Direct Deposit Form
  • Federal Income Tax Substitute Form W-4P
  • State Income Tax Substitute Form G-4P
  • Retiree Change of Beneficiary Form

Inactive or Terminated Member Forms Available through your PSERS online account:

  • Refund Application
  • Service Retirement Application
  • Inactive Member Change of Address Form
  • Active Member Change of Address Form
  • Pension Benefit Estimate Request
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