As a member of the Arkansas Public Employees Retirement System, you may be able to receive service credit for previous employment with other non-APERS agencies or for previous contributory employment with APERS. While some service credit may be available at no cost, most prior service credit must be purchased.

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Not all APERS members exit their road to retirement at the same point. Some opt to travel to the end of the line and full retirement benefits while others choose earlier exits we'll cover in upcoming blog posts. However, a few members are forced to take an unplanned detour and stop working due to accident, illness, or a similar catastrophe. Fortunately, APERS members who suffer a disabling condition while in service may be eligible for disability retirement.

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Arkansas public employees retirement system

Here you will find information based on your role in our system, whether you are an active member, near retirement, a retired member or an APERS particpating employer.