Public Employees' Retirement System (PERS)
Classified employees and some faculty members participate in Public Employees’ Retirement System (PERS) of Nevada. Classified employees must be employed at 50% or greater FTE to participate in this plan.
PERS of Nevada is a tax-qualified defined benefit plan created by the Legislature as an independent public agency to provide a reasonable base income to qualified employees who have been employed by a public employer and whose earning capacity has been removed or has been substantially reduced by age or disability. It was also created to make government employment attractive to qualified employees and to encourage them to remain in government service for such periods of time as to give employers and the people of the state the full benefit of the training and experience gained by the employees while employed in public service.