Updates & Press Releases

  • Attention employers - Pension reform payroll changes to come

    PSPRS to collect additional information from employers each pay period in order to comply with the new requirements

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  • PSPRS: A peek inside the Tier 3 benefits

    Senate Bill 1428, passed by the Legislature in 2016, contains substantial benefit changes for police officers and firefighters hired on or after July 1, 2017

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  • PSPRS releases pension reform campaign schedule

    Details of education campaign for employers and local boards released

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  • Employer contribution rates are now available, lawsuit updates

    Most employer contribution rates rise due to reforms, reduced assumed earnings rate

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  • PSPRS to release FY2018 employer contribution rates

    Higher costs for public safety and corrections employers...

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  • The who, when and how of carrying out the Hall decision

    Hall lawsuit impacts certain - but not all - members and retirees of all three plans managed by PSPRS

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  • Arizona Supreme Court strikes 2011 PSPRS reforms

    PSPRS still expected to save $475 million due to 2016 law, referendum...

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  • Statement on the passing of Officer Darrin Reed

    PSPRS Administrator Jared Smout: Agency has "deepest respect for Officer Reed’s bravery, service and sacrifice to Arizona..."

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  • Feedback to risk pooling and board consolidation study sought

    PSPRS to host stakeholder sessions to review recommendations...

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  • PSPRS fund realizes 1 percent gross returns in 2016

    Top 30 percent performance with less risk than 96 percent of peer funds

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  • Important service purchase announcement for members

    PSPRS introduces payroll deduction agreement option for purchase of credited service

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  • PSPRS nominated for national pension award

    PSPRS among "plans that stood out for their performance innovation and achievements"

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  • Proposition 124 - What does it mean to the retired membership?

    Arizona voters vote to switch to PSPRS retirees to cost-of-living pension increases and end investment return-based formula

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  • PSPRS CIO nominated for prestigious award

    "...nomination reflects the outstanding skill and commitment of the entire PSPRS investment staff," says CIO Ryan Parham

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  • Communication to PSPRS membership about Prop 124

    Reforms intended to put pension on sustainable path, says PSPRS Administrator Jared Smout

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  • PSPRS featured in Private Equity Analyst magazine

    Wall Street Journal publication covers PSPRS private equity strategy

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  • Auditor General releases PSPRS performance audit

    Independent sunset review includes investment performance, fund selection and fee management

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  • PSPRS fund realizes 4.2 percent gross returns in 2015

    Growth, stability during year of market volatility

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  • PSPRS veteran tapped to run $8 billion Trust

    Board Chairman: Interim Administrator Jared Smout ‘exemplary’ during uncertainty

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  • Feds: No actions against PSPRS investment partner

    Securities commission ends inquiry of Desert Troon Companies, Inc.

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