"Service” is one of the most important terms in APERS’ retirement plan. Service is used to determine retirement eligibility as well as the amount of the benefit you will receive.  Unfortunately, it’s also one of the most complicated and misunderstood terms we use.

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If you are interested in attending one of our popular retirement seminars, you can view the schedule and register online through the Member's Self-Service Portal (MSS).  If you haven't activated your account yet, we can help you do that.

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The central question most folks have about their retirement system is – “how much will I get when I retire?” The answers vary widely between members, but one thing is the same for all: the unreduced benefits for a qualified APERS member are calculated using the following formula.   

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Throughout the autumn of 2019, the Arkansas State Legislature's Joint Committee on Public Retirement and Social Security Programs held public meetings across the state with presentations provided by the various public retirement systems of Arkansas.

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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.