Pension Plans for Current Employees

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PERS/OPSRP (Tier Definitions)

ORP(Tier Definitions)

Retirement Plan Guides


PERS/OPSRP (Tier Definitions)

Tier One: If you were hired into a qualifying position before January 1, 1996.

Tier Two: If you were hired into a qualifying position on or after January 1, 1996, and before August 29, 2003.

Retirement Plan (OPSRP): For employees hired after August 29, 2003.
  • Employee Contribution: Portland State University pays 6% of gross monthly salary each month (vests immediately). This individual account program (IAP) is managed by the Oregon Investment Council through PERS.
  • Employer Contribution: Portland State University pays each month into a defined benefit pension plan. Pension benefits are based on a formula: 1.5 percent x years of retirement credit x final average salary. (Vesting after 5 years of contributions or age 65).

PERS Tier One/Tier Two Pre-Retirement Beneficiary Designation

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ORP (Tier Definitions)

Tier One: If you were hired into a qualifying position before January 1, 1996.

Tier Two: If you were hired into a qualifying position on or after January 1, 1996, and before August 29, 2003.

Tier Three: If you were hired into a qualifying position on or after August 29, 2003, and before July 1, 2014.

Tier Four: For employees hired after June 30, 2014.

To contact your ORP vendor:

TIAA 800.842.2888

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