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About Us

ERS administers separate and distinct cost-sharing, multiple employer defined benefit pension plans for various employer agencies of the State of Georgia, as well as defined contribution plans, and a life insurance plan. We also serve as the State Social Security Administrator for all political subdivisions of the state.

Defined Benefit Programs

We administer benefits for 125,000 active employees and over 65,000 retirees and manage the investments for a $15 billion fund. All plans are funded by a combination of employee and employer contributions (excluding the Military Pension Fund).

To find more information about the plans we administer, select the plan of interest below:

Employees' Retirement System (ERS)
Public School Employees Retirement System (PSERS)
Legislative Retirement System (LRS)
Georgia Judicial Retirement System (GJRS)
Georgia Military Pension Fund (GMPF)
Superior Court Judges Retirement Fund (SCJRF)
District Attorneys Retirement Fund (DARF)

Defined Contribution Programs

Georgia Defined Contribution Plan
Peach State Reserves Plan (401(k) and 457 Plans)

Life Insurance

State Employees' Assurance Department (Group Term Life Plan)

State Social Security Administrator

State Social Security Administrator

The Teachers Retirement System is not administered by our group. Click here to visit TRS.


Our mission is to be guardian of the retirement plans on behalf of the State of Georgia for the ultimate benefit of the members, retirees and beneficiaries.

Our Vision is to use our passion for excellence to become the "Best Managed" retirement system in the country, utilizing state-of-the-art technology, and knowledgeable, customer-focused staff to best serve customers and to protect the retirement system for all of our current and future members.

Our Core Values:

  Quality Execution
  Accurate Results
  Continuous Improvement
  Knowledgeable and customer focused staff
  Sound and secure investment of funds