As an active state employee, each month you contribute 9.5% of your salary to the ERS Trust Fund for your retirement. The state also contributes 9.5% of your salary, and your employer contributes another .5% of your salary. These contributions are pooled and invested over time. Once you are eligible to retire, you will receive a monthly payment for the rest of your life, regardless of the ups and downs of the financial markets. About two-thirds of payments to retirees comes from earnings on investments in the ERS Trust Fund.
To help you get a better understanding of the strategy and types of investments in the Trust Fund, ERS has produced a series of eight short videos that are now posted on the ERS website. ERS investment staff members describe our long-term approach to investing, why it’s important to have a diverse investment portfolio, and how ERS invests in different asset classes. The ERS investment team and the entire agency are committed to supporting your retirement security for years to come.
Visit the Investments Overview web page
to view the videos in the series.