Retirement

NOTICE:  On March 17, 2020 the Employee Retirement System sent the following message to their members. In consideration of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) public health concern, the Employees' Retirement System of Georgia (ERSGA) will no longer accept visitors at their office.  Members were referred to resources on their website at ers.ga.gov and were asked to call the following numbers to schedule an appointment.

404-350-6300 (local Atlanta area)

800-805-4609 (outside metro Atlanta area) 

The Employees' Retirement System (ERS) administers the following plans:

  • ERS Old & New Plans
  • Georgia State Employees' Pension and Savings Plan (GSEPS)
  • Georgia Defined Contribution Plan (GDCP)
  • Peach State Reserves

All eligible new hires become members of GSEPS.  

Full-time employees of participating departments and agencies are required to become members of ERS as a condition of employment. (Full-time employment status is defined as 35 hours per week for a minimum of nine months a year.)

Part-time employees of participating departments and agencies are required to become members of ERS as a condition of employment enrolled through the Georgia Defined Contribution Plan (GDCP).

The State of Georgia also sponsors an attractive supplemental retirement plan - Peach State Reserves. The program consists of a 401(k) and 457 plan. For employees who are covered under the Georgia State Employees' Pension and Savings Plan (GSEPS), contributions to the 401(k) plan are matched by the state.

Please see the documents listed below as well as the links to the ERS website and the Peach State Reserves website.

Note:  The Employee Retirement System has will no longer provide paper refund applications.  Employees who want a refund of their contributions must go on line at https://www.ers.ga.gov/ and click on the Request a Refund section.  

Employees' Retirement System (ERS)

 

Georgia Defined Contribution Plan (GDCP)

 

Georgia State Employees' Pension and Savings Plan (GSEPS)

 

Peach State Reserves (401k and 457 Plans)

 

Website Links

 

 

New E-Book, Georgia Parks and Natural Resources: A Guide For Educators, now available

Cover Image for E-book

An informative e-book, Georgia Parks and Natural Resources: A Guide For Educators, by Dr. Chris Greer, is now available as a free download.

Dr. Greer, a Professor of Instructional Technology at Georgia College in Milledgeville, worked closely with DNR's Office of Information Technology and Parks Division for over a year and a half to create this informative book.

This interactive downloadable E-book book takes a look at the incredible natural resources that can be found throughout the state of Georgia. 

Concentrating primarily on science and history, this media-rich book takes the reader inside various parks with text, images, and videos featuring scientists and interpretive rangers. 

The content is an excellent supplement to material that is being covered within K-12 classrooms across the state of Georgia.

Right now, the Georgia Parks and Natural Resources: A Guide For Educators e-book is available only download with iBooks on your Mac or iOS device. A version for Android and PC devices is forthcoming.

Example page in E-BookMulti-touch books can be read with iBooks on your Macintosh computer or iOS device. Books with interactive features may work best on an iOS device. 

To view this book, you must have an iPad with iBooks 2 or later and iOS 5 or later, or an iPhone with iOS 8.4 or later, or a Mac with OS X 10.9 or later.

For more information, please visit this link: https://itun.es/us/8sKAlb.l