PERS/Retirement Benefits

Most Oregon public university employees get their retirement benefits through either the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) or through an Optional Retirement Plan (ORP).  In 1995, all employees were given the opportunity to switch out of PERS and into an ORP.  Since 1995, all new employees are given the choice for their retirement plan of PERS or an ORP.

Links to the left lead to more specific information about retirement plans and the legal landscape they have navigated over the last few years and will navigate in the coming years.