Click here to download a printed version of APERS' presentation during the town halls.

Throughout the autumn of 2019, the Arkansas State Legislature's Joint Committee on Public Retirement and Social Security Programs has held public meetings across the state. The dual purposes of these meetings are to

  1. help inform members of the state's retirement programs and the general public about the financial status of the systems, and
  2. receive feedback regarding the systems.

APERS wants to encourage employees to attend committee meetings, give feedback, and meet committee members and APERS staff. Please note these town halls are NOT retirement seminars regarding your eligibity for benefits (the schedule of those seminars is at 

Although these town halls will be held during work hours, employees who wish to attend will not be required to use annual leave, provided that

  • Supervisory approval is received in advance, and,
  • Attendance will not disrupt agency operations or customer service.

This information was taken from a memorandum to state agency directors issued by Kay Barnhill, Administrator, Office of Personnel Management. Click here for information on the Joint Committee.

The 11th and final Town Hall meeting will be held at 

Tuesday, November 5
5:00 p.m.
Benton Event Center
17322 I-30 North



Thursday, September 5
1:30 p.m


University of Arkansas Hope-Texarkana (UAHT) 
Hempstead Hall
2500 S. Main Street
Friday, September 6
9:30 a.m.
Hot Springs
Hot Springs Convention Center
Rooms 104-105
134 Convention Boulevard
Tuesday, September 24
1:30 p.m.
Northwest Arkansas Community College (NWACC)
Shewmaker Center for Workforce Technologies
Walmart Auditorium, Room B102
1000 Southeast Eagle Way
Wednesday, September 25
9:30 a.m.
Ft. Smith
Fort Smith Convention Center
Theater Lobby
55 S. 7th Street
Tuesday, October 1
1:30 p.m.
Arkansas State University
Cooper Alumni Center
2626 Alumni Boulevard
Wednesday, October 2
9:30 a.m.
West Memphis
Arkansas State University - Mid-South (ASU-Mid-South)
Magruder Hall
2000 West Broadway
Wednesday, October 9
1:30 p.m.
University of Arkansas Monticello (UAM)
Fine Arts Center
346 University Drive
Thursday, October 10
9:30 a.m.
Pine Bluff
University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB)
STEM Building
1200 North University Drive
Tuesday, October 22
1:30 p.m.
Mountain Home
Arkansas State University - Mountain Home (ASU-Mt Home)
The Sheid Building
1600 South College Street
Wednesday, October 23
9:30 a.m.
Lyon College
Nucor Auditorium, Lyon Building
2300 Highland Road
Tuesday, November 5
5 p.m.
Benton Event Center 
17322 I-30 North (Hickory Square Shopping Center)

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 participating employer.