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PSRS/PEERS Executive Director Honored by Missouri Association of School Administrators (MASA)

Steve Yoakum, executive director of the Public School and Education Employee Retirement Systems of Missouri (PSRS/PEERS), was recently honored by the Missouri Association of School Administrators (MASA) for his dedication to public education. Yoakum was one of eight individuals to receive the association's prestigious Friend of Education Award. The award was presented at the Association's annual spring conference, held March 19-21, 2014 at the Lodge of the Four Seasons in Lake Ozark, MO.

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Steve Yoakum (left) with Dr. Michael A. Fulton, 2014 winner of MASA's Robert L. Pearce Award for Superintendent of the Year

He was nominated by school administrators in the Greater St. Louis MASA district. "The awards committee wished to publicly acknowledge the dedication and honesty that Steve has shown year after year in making sure Missouri educators have a secure retirement. He is a trusted communicator and tireless advocate for our pensions," stated Jim Simpson, MASA representative.

This award is presented annually to recognize non-educators for their contributions to education locally or statewide.

PSRS/PEERS Executive Director Honored by Missouri Association of School Administrators (MASA)

Steve Yoakum, executive director of the Public School and Education Employee Retirement Systems of Missouri (PSRS/PEERS), was recently honored by the Missouri Association of School Administrators (MASA) for his dedication to public education. Yoakum was one of eight individuals to receive the association's prestigious Friend of Education Award. The award was presented at the Association's annual spring conference, held March 19-21, 2014 at the Lodge of the Four Seasons in Lake Ozark, MO.

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Steve Yoakum (left) with Dr. Michael A. Fulton, 2014 winner of MASA's Robert L. Pearce Award for Superintendent of the Year

He was nominated by school administrators in the Greater St. Louis MASA district. "The awards committee wished to publicly acknowledge the dedication and honesty that Steve has shown year after year in making sure Missouri educators have a secure retirement. He is a trusted communicator and tireless advocate for our pensions," stated Jim Simpson, MASA representative.

This award is presented annually to recognize non-educators for their contributions to education locally or statewide.

Web Member Services

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Securely access your membership information from any device with internet access. Visit Web Member Services today and start tracking your progress towards a secure retirement.

Retirement Planning

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It's never too early to begin planning for retirement. How much do you know about your retirement plan and the benefits you are entitled to receive? Even though retirement may still be years away, there are things you can do right now to make sure you get the most from your PSRS membership.

Working After Retirement

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Working at a PSRS/PEERS-covered employer after retirement can affect the payment of your retirement benefits. Make sure you understand the limits as they apply to your position.

PSRS/PEERS Funding

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PSRS/PEERS' funding comes from three sources, member contributions, employer contributions and investment earnings. Investment earnings are the primary source of funding for every dollar of PSRS/PEERS benefits paid.

The Missouri Model

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The "Missouri Model" is used in the retirement industry to describe our trust fund's operational model as the one others aspire to emulate. PSRS, as measured against all other large public retirement systems, is clearly one of, if not the top retirement system in the nation.

Benefits by County

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As of June 30, 2019, over 94,000 individuals received benefits from PSRS/PEERS. Total annual benefits paid were nearly $3 billion. Of this amount, more than $2.6 billion, or 89%, was distributed among Missouri's 114 counties, positively impacting the state's economy.