Holiday plans and preparations sometimes cause important dates to fall off our radar screens temporarily, so APERS offers these "merry memory joggers" to help members stay on course as we wrap up 2017. 

Upcoming Retirement & DROP Filing Deadlines

  • Retiring/entering DROP on February 1, 2018? Your complete application and accompanying documentation are due no later than Tuesday, January 2, 2018. 

  • Retiring/entering DROP on March 1, 2018? Yours must be submitted no later than Tuesday, January 30, 2018.

  • Retiring/entering DROP on April 1, 2018? You can begin filing your application and required documentation on Tuesday, January 2, through Friday, March 2, 2018.

Upcoming Direct Deposit Date

  • Direct deposits from APERS are made on the first business day of the month (i.e. not on a weekend or bank holiday). The next will occur on Tuesday, January 2, 2018. 

Office Holiday Schedule

  • As Christmas Eve and Christmas Day fall on the weekend this year, the APERS Office will be closed in observance of the holidays on Monday, December 26, and Tuesday, December 27, 2017.  Regular office hours will resume on Wednesday, December 28.

  • APERS will also be closed on Monday, January 1, 2018, in observance of New Year’s Day. Regular office hours will resume on Tuesday, January 2.

Should you have any questions about these topics, we invite you to visit our informative website at or contact the APERS Call Center at (501) 682-7800 (Pulaski County) or (800) 682-7377 (toll free), weekdays 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. We sincerely wish you all the best for safe, peaceful, and memorable holidays.

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