NOTE: APERS is continuously monitoring the ongoing developments and health service recommendations in regards to Coronavirus disease (COVID-19). At this time seminar registration remains open. If there is a change or cancelation, members who have registered will be notified.
Registration now OPEN for 2020
APERS has posted the seminar schedule for the first half of 2020. View the program descriptions below before choosing a seminar. Please register for only ONE session.
APERS members must now register for seminars through the MSS portal. If you have not activated your account, you will need to register and create a username and password. Also, be aware that if your account is dormant (no logins) for one year it is automatically deactivated and you will need to call us at (501) 682-7800 or (800) 682-7377 to reactivate it. For questions about seminars or problems registering, call APERS Educational Outreach at (501) 682-7806.
The Retirement Seminar is for any APERS member who is vested for benefits and wants to know more about the retirement system and understand what benefits and options are available as you approach retirement. You will receive information about reciprocity, service credit purchases, the benefit formula, and retirement eligibility. Due to limited capacity, we encourage you to register early.
The Retirement Workshop is for any APERS member who is within one (1) year of retirement and has questions about the retirement process. Workshop attendees will receive an estimate during this session. Due to limited capacity, we encourage you to register early.
Deferred Retirement Option Plan (DROP) Workshops
DROP Entry Workshop
The DROP Entry Workshop is for any APERS member who has interest in the Deferred Retirement Option Plan (DROP) and will have at least 27 years actual service at the time of the session. You will receive information about DROP eligibility, annuity options, and beneficiary designation. We will also provide each registered attendee with an estimate and information about PAW (Partial Annuity Withdrawal). Due to limited capacity, we encourage you to register early.
DROP Exit Workshop
The DROP Exit Workshop is for any APERS member who is currently in the Deferred Retirement Option Plan (DROP) and has questions about the exit process. Attendees should be within one (1) year of exiting the DROP. Each registered attendee will receive an updated DROP projection and information about distribution options. Due to limited capacity, we encourage you to register early.