The central question most folks have about their retirement system is – “how much will I get when I retire?” The answers vary widely between members, but one thing is the same for all: the unreduced benefits for a qualified APERS member are calculated using the following formula.   

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Throughout the autumn of 2019, the Arkansas State Legislature's Joint Committee on Public Retirement and Social Security Programs held public meetings across the state with presentations provided by the various public retirement systems of Arkansas.

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If you’re among the thousands of APERS members enjoying the power and convenience of “taking care of business” in the Members Self-Service (MSS) portal on our website, you probably agree that preventing unauthorized access to your account is very important. Your privacy is worth protecting, by you and by us.

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Members frequently ask if they can withdraw from, add to, or borrow against their retirement accounts. The answer to all of these is “no.” The only way you can get money from APERS is to retire or to terminate your covered employment.

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Arkansas public employees retirement system

Here you will find information based on your role in our system, whether you are an active member, near retirement, a retired member or an APERS particpating employer.