Retirement / Employment Separation

Retirement Benefits - PERS/OPSRP 
Regular employees will be enrolled in one of the following retirement programs administered by the Oregon Public Employees Retirement System: 
  • Tier One or Tier Two PERS program 
  • Oregon Public Service Retirement Plan (OPSRP)

Employees hired on or after Aug. 29, 2003 become part of OPSRP (after working for the City for a six-month waiting period), unless membership was previously established in PERS. A Tier One or Tier Two PERS member who has a six-month service break becomes a member of OPSRP for any subsequent employment upon rehire.

The City pays the entire contribution (based on salary) to this retirement program for City employees. This includes the "employer" contribution plus a 6% "employee pick-up". The 6% employee pick-up is deposited into the Individual Account Program (IAP) for both PERS and OPSRP members.

You are vested in the OPSRP retirement program and eligible for a retirement pension after completing at least 600 hours of service in each of five calendar years. For more information, consult the PERS website.

Individual and Group Counseling Sessions
If you are retiring within 90 days, you can schedule an individual meeting with a PERS retirement counselor.

PERS also has scheduled group counseling sessions in the Eugene area. Internet-based sessions are also available. Group sessions are provided free to PERS and OPSRP members. City employees may attend one in-person or one web-based group counseling session per year on work time with prior supervisory approval. Participation in web-based sessions is considered work time if the employee is at a city work site and has prior supervisory approval. 
PERS/OPSRP individual and group counseling session schedule

Forms and Resources 
View your IAP account info, agency news and more.   
PERS Pre-retirement Guide
Perspectives Newsletter
PERS/OPSRP Publications 
Info on break in service, P&F units, waiting period and more.
PERS Resources
PERS Beneficiary Form Tier 1/2 
For PERS Tier 1/2 members. Completion of the IAP form also required.
PERS/OPSRP IAP Beneficiary Forms 
For PERS and OPSRP members.
Retiree and COBRA Information 
Retiree Checklist
COBRA/Retiree Rates for Health Insurance
Retiring Employee Information 
Notice of Intent/Qualifying Event forms and health insurance rates
Terminating Employee Information 
Notice of Intent/Qualifying Event forms and health insurance rates
Mayor/City Councilor-End of Term Info 
Notice of Intent/Qualifying Event forms and health insurance rates
BenefitHelp Solutions - Retiree/COBRA Administrator