PSRS/PEERS News Archive

2019 GFOA Certificate of Achievement

PSRS/PEERS Receives Award for Excellence in Financial Reporting

PSRS/PEERS was awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for the Systems’ fiscal year 2019 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report. The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting.


DESE Announces Governor’s Approval of Their Request to Temporarily Waive Work Limits for Retirees During Current State of Emergency

On August 7, 2020 the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) announced that in order to help alleviate the potential shortage of substitute teachers and/or school support staff members during the 2020-2021 school year, Governor Parson approved their request to temporarily waive portions of the state statutes that limit the number of hours worked and salary earned by retirees while working for a covered employer in a temporary position.

Private Equity Return Rate Chart showing PSRS/PEERS ranked #4 out of the Top 10 Returns

PSRS/PEERS Achieves Fourth Highest Public Pension Private Equity Return

Private equity was the best performing asset class for public pensions, and PSRS/PEERS’ private equity program had the 4th highest return out of 176 public pension plans surveyed.

PSRS/PEERS Senior Portfolio Manager Dan Case, one of CIO Magazine's Class of 2020 NextGens

PSRS/PEERS Senior Portfolio Manager Dan Case Recognized by CIO Magazine

PSRS/PEERS Senior Portfolio Manager Dan Case has been named to CIO Magazine’s Class of 2020 NextGens list.

PSRS/PEERS Board of Trustees Regular June 2020 meeting, held in the cafeteria to accommodate social distancing requirements.

June 2020 Board Meeting

The June 9, 2020 meeting of the Budget and Audit Committee of the Public School and Education Employee Retirement Systems of Missouri (PSRS/PEERS) Board of Trustees convened at 8 a.m. in the Retirement System offices in Jefferson City, MO, with the regular session of the Board of Trustees meeting following at 10 a.m.

2020 Board Election Winners - Dr. Melinda Moss and Dr. Kyle Collins

PSRS/PEERS Welcomes Melinda Moss and Kyle Collins to Board of Trustees

PSRS/PEERS congratulates Dr. Melinda Moss and Dr. Kyle Collins on their recent election to the Board of Trustees. Both are active PSRS members who will serve four-year terms as Trustees effective July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2024.


2020 Board Election Ballots Have Mailed – Don’t Forget to Vote!

Official ballots for the 2020 Board Election mailed from an outside election service via First Class mail on April 23.

Investment Environment Update

Investment Update: COVID-19, the Economy, the Markets and PSRS/PEERS

PSRS and PEERS have weathered many challenging investment environments in the last 75 years, including the stock market crash of 1987, the bursting of the dot-com bubble in the early 2000’s, the 9/11 attacks in 2001 and the Global Financial Crisis (GFC) in 2007 and 2008. However, as we move further into the coronavirus pandemic, it is evident that this event is different.


Don't Forget to Vote! Board of Trustees Election Ballots Mail April 23

Two positions on the PSRS/PEERS Board of Trustees are up for election. PSRS/PEERS utilizes an outside election services company, which will mail all eligible PSRS/PEERS members and retirees a voting ballot on April 23.

a photo of the Board of Trustees Meeting Room prior to the February 2019 meeting

April 2020 Board Meeting

The April 6, 2020 meeting of the Public School and Education Employee Retirement Systems of Missouri (PSRS/PEERS) Board of Trustees convened via videoconference at 9 a.m.