Welcome to the Office of Retirement

The School District of Philadelphia is a participant of the Public School Employees’ Retirement System (“PSERS”). PSERS is an agency of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania who administers the pension plan for Pennsylvania’s public school employees.

As a PSERS member, you’ll join with over a half million fellow public school employees who are also members. You’ll contribute to your own personal PSERS retirement account and profit from having a safe, secure, and guaranteed benefit payment(s) from one of the largest public pension plans in the nation. PSERS can be contacted at 888-773-7748.

PSERS’ Pension Plan Changes

You have 90 days from your plan enrollment to move into either of the alternate plans, T-H or Class DC. Enrollment into a new class is irrevocable. If no action is taken, you will remain a lifetime member of classT-G. Visit the ‘New to PSERS’ page here.

Click HERE for more information!

Important Notice about PSERS’ determination regarding service credit for Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) Leaves

Because the CARES ACT is additional paid leave and not an earned leave as sick and vacation time are, the Pennsylvania Public School Employees’ Retirement System (PSERS), has determined that this leave is not retirement eligible and will not count for service credit. This may impact your final pension earnings and impact your service credit as it relates to vesting and service credit.  Information on these leaves is published on the Employee Health Services Website.

Pension Counseling Emails

We are sharing this message to remind you that neither the Public School Employees’ Retirement System (PSERS) nor the School District of Philadelphia provide your contact information to third parties. You will not receive unsolicited calls or emails offering retirement counseling or investment advice from us.

Please use caution and do not provide personal information to anyone you may not know.