About us

The Employees’ Retirement System of Georgia (ERSGA) 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.


Our Mission is to be the guardian of the State of Georgia’s retirement plans and promote a dignified retirement for the members, retirees, and their beneficiaries.


Our Vision is to demonstrate an unwavering commitment to delivering accurate and timely retirement benefits utilizing a knowledgeable staff and state-of-the-art technology to best serve the retirement needs of current and future members.

Our Core Values are:


 Customer Service

 Operational Excellence

 Continuous Improvement and Innovation


Leadership Team

Jim Potvin 
Executive Director

Jim Potvin is the Executive Director for the Employees’ Retirement System of Georgia. Jim has served ERSGA since 2009, and was appointed to the position of Executive Director in 2012. He earned a BA in Mathematical Economics and Managerial Studies from Rice University and an MS from Georgia State University. Jim brings nearly 30 years of experience in retirement plan administration and consulting to the position.