Employees' Retirement System Plans


Employees’ Retirement System (ERS)
Old Plan, New Plan, GSEPS


Full-time employees of participating departments and agencies are required to become members of ERS as a condition of employment.

Full-time employment status is defined as thirty-five (35) hours per week for a minimum of nine months a year.

ERS Plan contains 3 different benefit structures in which an employee could be a member:

As of January 1, 2009, GSEPS is the current benefit structure in which all eligible new hires become members.


Board of Trustees

The ERS Board of Trustees consists of 7 members who are appointed or elected for a term of four years.

Click below for board members, contact information, and meeting details.


ERS History and Background

The Employees’ Retirement System (ERS) was established and began administering retirement benefits for State of Georgia employees on January 1, 1950, as provided by laws enacted through the Georgia General Assembly.