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Benefits

PERS 1 retirement plan

The Public Employees’ Retirement System (PERS) 1 retirement plan is closed to new members.

If you’re already a member of PERS 1, and you’re ready to begin planning your retirement from UW, see preparing to retire from PERS 1.

How your plan works

If you’re a PERS 1 member, you can learn more about how your plan works by reviewing the PERS Plan 1 handbook (PDF). This handbook provides a comprehensive summary of your plan including information about:

  • Vesting
  • Contributions
  • Retirement eligibility
  • Service credit
  • Monthly retirement income
  • Disability retirement

PERS 1 is managed by the Washington State Department of Retirement Systems (DRS). If you have additional questions, DRS provides more information about PERS.