New Employees/Plan Choice

    New Employees/Plan ChoiceNew employees have 90 days to make a choice between the two retirement plans: Plan 2 or Plan 3.  Find a plan comparison and the information you’ll need to make the decision here...

    Welcome Plan 3 Members

    New Employees/Plan Choice Learn more about your retirement plan, the contribution rate choices, investment options, and eligibility requirements.

    Plan 3 Education

    New Employees/Plan Choice

    Plan 3 Education is offered by the DRS Education & Outreach (E&O) team. Education offered includes:

    • Plan Choice
    • Getting to know Plan 3
    • Withdrawing from Plan 3

    Nearing Retirement

    Nearing RetirementIf you're within 5 years of leaving service or retiring, take a look at your retirement plan options.


    The Department of Retirement Systems is postponing the Oct. 1 effective date for transferring recordkeeping services for PERS, SERS and TRS Plan 3 members. Under the revised schedule, Plan 3 record keeping will transfer from ICMA-RC to the new record keeper on March 1, 2016. Because of this postponement, we have cancelled the Plan 3 “blackout” that was scheduled for Sept. 23–Oct. 2 (a blackout is a period when customer access to Plan 3 accounts is limited to allow for the transfer of data to the new record keeper). A new blackout period will be scheduled for February; we’ll advise you of the exact dates once they’re finalized. For additional information, visit