Becoming a Participating Employer

The Administrative Office of the Public Safety Personnel Retirement System provides a uniform statewide defined benefit retirement and other program benefits under the Public Safety Plan or the Corrections Officer Retirement Plan.  Arizona state law provides that public entities such as state agencies, counties, cities, towns or other political subdivisions of the state may participate in PSPRS or CORP on behalf of employees who meet eligibility requirements.  The process of participation is referred to as "Joinder." 

Joinder into PSPRS or CORP is a multi-step process and staff at the System are here to assist employer groups considering participation.  Employers interested in joining into PSPRS or CORP, please email  Employers interested to learn more about the joinder process may view our presentation on that topic by clicking here.