PSRS/PEERS News Archive
Contribution Rates Remain Constant for 2017-2018 School Year
October 24, 2016
At the October 24, 2016 Public School and Education Employee Retirement Systems of Missouri (PSRS/PEERS) Board of Trustees' meeting, the Board voted to maintain the current contribution rates for the 2017-2018 school year. This action was based on the recommendation of the Systems' actuary, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).
PSRS/PEERS Selects New Director of Employer Services
October 06, 2016
Omar Davis, of Columbia, MO, has been named director of employer services for the Public School and Education Employee Retirement Systems of Missouri (PSRS/PEERS) effective September 26, 2016. He replaces Jeff Russler, who recently retired.
January 2017 COLA Set
September 08, 2016
At their June 14, 2016 meeting, the Board of Trustees of the Public School and Education Employee Retirement Systems of Missouri (PSRS/PEERS) made several revisions to the Systems' Funding Policies.
Wheeler Provides 20 Years of Long-Standing Service to PSRS/PEERS Board of Trustees
August 16, 2016
Wayne Wheeler has made an impressive and long-standing impact on Missouri's education community.
Harris, Medin Appointed to PSRS/PEERS Board by Governor
August 16, 2016
On August 10, 2016, Governor Jay Nixon announced two new appointments to the Public School and Education Employee Retirement Systems of Missouri (PSRS/PEERS) Board of Trustees.
Actuarial Funding Policy Amended. PSRS Funding Status Remains Healthy
June 17, 2016
At the June 14, 2016 Public School and Education Employee Retirement Systems of Missouri (PSRS/PEERS) Board of Trustees meeting, the Board voted unanimously to amend the current Actuarial Funding Policy in various areas.
Heath and Zalis Win Board Election, Retain Seats for Four More Years
May 23, 2016
Yvonne Heath and Dr. Aaron Zalis have been re-elected by the membership of the Public School and Education Employee Retirement Systems of Missouri (PSRS/PEERS) to retain their seats on the PSRS/PEERS Board of Trustees.
PSRS Celebrates 70 Years Serving Members
May 13, 2016
The Public School Retirement System of Missouri (PSRS) marks its 70th year this July. As we celebrate this achievement, we reflect on the many ways the System has changed over the years, and how our dedication to providing outstanding service and retirement security to our membership has remained constant.
Don't Forget to Vote! Board of Trustees Election Ballots Mail April 22
April 13, 2016
Two positions on the PSRS/PEERS Board of Trustees are up for re-election. PSRS/PEERS utilizes an outside election services company, which will mail all eligible PSRS/PEERS members and retirees a voting ballot on April 22.
Apply for Service Retirement Online
March 25, 2016
Applying for service retirement with PSRS or PEERS just got a little easier. If you prefer to handle things on a computer or tablet rather than on paper, now you can file your PSRS or PEERS service retirement application online.
PSRS/PEERS Selects New Chief Technology Officer
January 19, 2016
Bill Betts of Jefferson City, MO has been named chief technology officer for the Public School and Education Employee Retirement Systems of Missouri (PSRS/PEERS).
Board of Trustees Unanimously Votes to Maintain Contribution Rates
October 26, 2015
Contribution rates for PSRS and PEERS members and employers will not change for the 2016-2017 school year.
Jason Steliga Joins the PSRS/PEERS Board of Trustees
October 22, 2015
Jason Steliga, a high school science teacher for the Center School District, located in Kansas City, MO, has become a member of the Public School and Education Employee Retirement Systems of Missouri (PSRS/PEERS) Board of Trustees effective October 21, 2015.
January 2016 COLA Set at 2% for PSRS/PEERS Retirees
September 01, 2015
Eligible Public School and Education Employee Retirement Systems of Missouri (PSRS/PEERS) benefit recipients will receive a 2% cost-of-living adjustment, or COLA, on monthly benefits beginning with the January 29, 2016 benefit payment.
PSRS/PEERS Selects New Chief Financial Officer
July 21, 2015
Anita Brand of Jefferson City, MO has been named chief financial officer for the Public School and Education Employee Retirement Systems of Missouri (PSRS/PEERS) effective July 1, 2015. She replaces Lori Woratzeck, who is retiring.
PSRS/PEERS Staff Receive National Recognition
July 08, 2015
Steve Yoakum, executive director of the Public School and Education Employee Retirement Systems of Missouri (PSRS/PEERS), has been named Executive Director of the Year by Institutional Investor - Investor Intelligence Network. Travis Allen, PSRS/PEERS investment officer, was recently featured in CIO Magazine's 2015 "Forty Under Forty" list of up-and-coming investment professionals.
New and Improved Web Member Services is Your Online Membership Destination
May 27, 2015
PSRS/PEERS Web Member Services just got an upgrade! Log-In to access your personal membership and benefit information – now with an updated look, updated security and convenient new features.
Big Public Pension Funds' Hedge Fund Portfolios Outperform Their Indexes
December 22, 2014
Bucking persistent criticism of hedge fund returns coming from many quarters this year, chief investment officers of big state pension funds were able to report strong returns for their hedge fund portfolios.
Contribution Rates to Remain at Current Levels for Fifth Consecutive School Year
October 28, 2014
The 2015-2016 school year contribution rates for Public School and Education Employee Retirement System of Missouri (PSRS/PEERS) members and employers will remain unchanged for the 2015-2016 school year. These rates have been in effect since July 1, 2011.
PSRS/PEERS Generates $5.5 Billion of Investment Earnings During Fiscal Year 2014
September 16, 2014
The Public School and Education Employee Retirement Systems of Missouri's (PSRS/PEERS) strong investment program, paired with substantial returns in the global stock market, added approximately $5.5 billion in investment earnings to the growth of assets for fiscal year 2014.