Member Survey Results

Earlier this spring we hosted a member's survey in which we asked you to answer some questions about your membership status, your goals, and your expectations for your retirement.  Below are some of the more interesting results from that survey.

 We also asked our retired members to "Share Your Wisdom" and tell their active colleagues what retirement advice they would give themselves 20 years ago.  Click here to read a selection of their responses.

 

Question: How confident are you that you will live comfortably in retirement?

All Members

Very confident

71

Somewhat confident

183

Somewhat pessimistic

58

Not at all confident

27

Total respondents

339

confident all

 

Active Non-Vested Members

Very confident

7

Somewhat confident

13

Somewhat pessimistic

7

Not at all confident

6

Total respondents

33

  confident nonvested

 

Active Vested Members More Than 3 Years From Retirement

Very confident

22

Somewhat confident

80

Somewhat pessimistic

29

Not at all confident

16

Total respondents

147

  confident vested more3

 

Active Vested Members Within 3 Years of Retirement

Very confident

19

Somewhat confident

50

Somewhat pessimistic

15

Not at all confident

3

Total respondents

87

 confident vested less3

 

 Retired Members

Very confident

23

Somewhat confident

43

Somewhat pessimistic

7

Not at all confident

2

Total respondents

75

 confident retired

 


Question: What Retirement Income Will You Have Other Than APERS and Social Security Pensions?

 

Active Non-Vested Members

None 11
Another employer's retirement plan 5
One or more IRA accounts 4
Personal savings or investments 4
Two or more of the above 9
Total respondents 33

 income nonvested

 

 

 

Active Vested Members More Than 3 Years From Retirement

None 48
Another employer's retirement plan 25
One or more IRA accounts 10
Personal savings or investments 33
Two or more of the above 28
Total respondents 144

 

income vested more3

 

 

Active Vested Members Within 3 Years of Retirement

None 29
Another employer's retirement plan 9
One or more IRA accounts 4
Personal savings or investments 23
Two or more of the above 19
Total respondents 84

income vested less3

 

 

 

Retired Members

None 22
Another employer's retirement plan 13
One or more IRA accounts 11
Personal savings or investments 14
Two or more of the above 13
Total respondents 73

 income retired

 

 

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.