No public policy issue other than school funding is more hotly debated than the Public Employee Retirement System. It engages members of the public and the entire school community.

The 2003 Legislature made major changes in the PERS law. The impact on individual employees and retirees has been substantial. Oregon now operates with a three tier retirement system that treats senior and recently hired employees very differently. Court cases involving the legislation have resulted in a constantly changing legal landscape as retirees consider their benefits and current employees try to determine their options.

Here are some links to resources to assist you through this complicated process, including: