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. Then, the Corrections Officer Retirement Plan (CORP) and Elected Officials’ Retirement Plan (EORP) was created in 1985/1986. PSPRS administers benefits for all three plans.
PSPRS administers governmental retirement plans qualified under 401(a) of the Internal Revenue Code. The three largest plans are "defined benefit" plans, which means that retirement benefits are determined by a formula, not by the contributions paid into the system. PSPRS also administers a "defined contribution" plan for certain elected officials, and will administer a defined contribution plan for certain public safety personnel effective July 1, 2017, which means that benefits for those plans are determined by the contributions paid into the plan plus investment returns. Additionally, the system administers the Public Safety Cancer Insurance Policy Program for the PSPRS and CORP membership.
PSPRS provides retirement benefits and programs to more than 55,000 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