On July 1, 1968, the Public Safety Personnel Retirement System (PSPRS) was established to provide a uniform, consistent and equitable statewide retirement program for Arizona’s public safety personnel. Separate plans for Arizona’s elected officials (the Elected Officials’ Retirement Plan or EORP) and corrections officers (the Corrections Officer Retirement Plan or CORP) were created by the legislature in 1985 and 1986, respectively. All three plans are qualified governmental pension plans under section 401(a) of the Internal Revenue Code. PSPRS and CORP are agent multiple-employer defined benefit plans. EORP is a cost-sharing, multiple-employer defined benefit plan. Retirement benefits are determined (“defined”) using a formula based on salary and years of service. PSPRS also administers a defined contribution plan, where retirement benefits are determined (“defined”) based on contributions and investment earnings on those contributions. PSPRS also administers the Public Safety Cancer Insurance Policy Program for members of PSPRS and CORP.
PSPRS provides retirement benefits and programs to nearly 59,000 active members, retired members and surviving beneficiaries, and to more than 250 employers groups (municipalities, agencies and districts) throughout the state. The system maintains separate accounts for each employer that participates in PSPRS and CORP, and each employer establishes a Local Board that is responsible for determining membership and benefits eligibility in accordance with statutory provisions. Employers in EORP are pooled in a cost-sharing plan with the PSPRS Administrative Office acting as the local board. The PSPRS Administrative Office ensures that plan provisions as set in statute are followed consistently and accurately.
The system is governed by a nine-member Board of Trustees, which is entrusted with the fiduciary responsibility to serve its members and best protect the financial health of PSPRS, CORP and EORP.
The task of managing the Investment portfolio of PSPRS, CORP, and EORP is carried out by our investment staff of professionals with a diverse background in economics, finance, endowments, mathematics and other fields of study.
Our goal at PSPRS is to honor the contributions and sacrifices of Arizona’s public safety employees by providing outstanding service to those who protect and govern our state. Members of the public and press are encouraged to attend monthly Board of Trustee meetings and are free to review PSPRS records as state law permits. We invite our members, employers, local boards and other interested parties to Contact Us with any questions or comments.
We encourage you to use this website to learn more about PSPRS, CORP and EORP. To learn more plan-specific information, please visit:
•Public Safety Personnel Retirement System (PSPRS - police/fire)
•Corrections Officer Retirement Plan (CORP - corrections/detention officers)
•Elected Officials’ Retirement Plan (EORP - elected officials)
For Online Services, please visit:
•Members Only for personal member account information
•Employer Payroll Reporting for employer contribution information
•Local Board Portal for employee/member salary/service information and training opportunities