PEERS Membership

PEERS membership is required, regardless of position, for non-certificated employees (those who don't hold valid Missouri Educator Certificates from the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education) employed by a PEERS-covered employer on a regular basis to work:

  • At least 20 hours per week on a regular basis, and
  • In a position that normally requires the employee to work at least 600 hours during the school term.

Membership Advantages

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PEERS is a Defined Benefit (DB) pension plan, providing predictable retirement income for life, no matter how long you live. In most cases, the retirement benefits paid to PEERS members greatly exceed the funds they contribute while working.

Early Career Members

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We recognize that retirement may not be uppermost in your mind at this stage in your career. But we encourage you to understand the advantages of your membership and the benefits you are entitled to receive.

Mid-Career Members

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It's never too early to begin thinking about your retirement. Know the advantages of PSRS membership so you can best provide for your family and your future.