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Present Duties

The Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) was established in 1946 to provide retirement, disability and death benefits to Oregon public employees. Membership includes state, school district and local government employees. On December 31, 2010, there were approximately 233,000 PERS members and 113,000 retired members or beneficiaries. PERS is administered by a five-member Board of Trustees, appointed by the governor and confirmed by the Senate for three-year terms. Three are from the private sector and two are from the public sector representing public employees and employers. The PERS Board also administers the retiree Health Insurance Program and the Oregon Savings Growth Plan, a deferred compensation program available to Oregon public employees. Investment of the PERS fund is managed by the Oregon State Treasury with oversight by the Oregon Investment Council.


Agency Subdivisions

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


Contact Information

Mailing Address: PO Box 23700, Tigard 97281-3700
Telephone: 503-598-7377; Toll-free: 1-888-320-7377; TTY: 503-603-7766
Fax: 503-598-1218
Contact: Steve Rodeman, Executive Director
Administrative Rules Coordinator E-mail: Ricki Vang
Records Officer E-mail: 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