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The Arkansas Public Employees Retirement System was created by Act 177 of 1957. The system originally provided only for the retirement of state employees but through the years has added county employees, municipal employees, college and university employees, non-teaching public school employees, and other non-state employees.

APERS’ mission is to provide income to retired members, to survivors, and to disabled members of the system. To this end, the system prudently invests all contributions received, monitors reporting by participating employers, maintains records, and disburses monthly benefit checks to all those entitled.

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01/27/15 - Retirees - APERS is currently mailing 1099R tax forms. If you have not received your 1099R by February 11th, please contact APERS. Note: APERS will not accept requests for duplicates until February 11.

01/26/15
- APERS has posted downloadable PDF copies of the 2014 annual financial reports for the Arkansas State Police Retirement System and the Arkansas Judicial Retirement System. Links to these can be found on the Annual Reports page as well as on the portals for AJRS and ASPRS.

01/23/15 - Active Members - The latest APERS Active Newsletter has been posted on the Publications page.

01/23/15 -  Retirees -- The latest APERS Retired Newsletter has been posted on the Publications page.

01/05/15 Retirees - APERS has posted the IRS W-4P form for 2015 that retirees may use to start, stop, or change the amount of federal withholding from their retirement benefits. A printable PDF is available for download on the Retiree Forms page.

12/22/14 - The APERS 2014 Financial Report has been posted on the Annual Financial Reports Page.

12/09/14- Employers - APERS Rate Change Final Notice FY2016 has been posted in the Rate Change Announcements section of the Employer Forms page.

10/01/14 - Active Members - The last Retirement Seminar of 2014 is scheduled for Little Rock on November 5th. The last day to register is October 29th. For more information or to register go to the registration page.

8/27/14 - Employers The preliminary employer contribution rates for fiscal 2016 have been posted on the Rate Change Announcements section of the Employer Forms page.

08/20/14 - Active Members - The Annual member statements have been mailed to all active members who had service in the months of April  - June of 2014.  If you do not receive your statement in the next week or so, APERS will begin accepting  requests for reprints on September 1, 2014. Use the Duplicate Annual Member Statement Request form if you need a duplicate copy. For more on Annual Member Statements go to our Annual Member Statement page.

7/01/14 - Employers - FY2015 employer forms can be found on the Employer Forms page.

06/02/14
- A web version of the Non-contributory handbook can be found here.

05/27/14 - A web version of the current Contributory handbook can be found here.


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