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New Employee Handbook

The new "Your Rights & Responsibilities" employee handbook will be mailed to all active SERS members in early May. The latest edition of the handbook includes many new features including:

  • An in-depth look at regular and optional service credit.
  • A review of the various ways a retiring member may receive their monthly pension benefit.
  • An explanation of how SERS is funded.
  • An expanded Glossary of Terms to help members understand all SERS jargon.
  • A Retirement Checklist reviewing the various things that need to be completed before retiring from state employment.

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