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THE CITY OF DULUTH, MINNESOTA

PERA Information FAQ's

MN PERA- Duluth Salary Solution Legislation Q and A

www.mnpera.org

  • The Public Employee's Retirement Association (PERA) is a retirement system that provides benefits for eligible employees of county and local governments in Minnesota.  Both you and the City make contributions to the retirement system. 
  • PERA is governed by an eleven member board of trustees.  The state auditor is a member, five members are appointed by the governor of Minnesota, and five members are elected by PERA members   There are two plans available to City employees:  1) the Coordinated Plan includes members who are subject to the rules and regulations of Social Security; and 2) the Police and Fire Plan, where members are public employees who serve as police officers and firefighters.
  • All employees who qualify for PERA benefits must complete an application form on the first day of employment, and will be provided with a PERA Summary Plan Description (SPD) booklet.  The SPD will provide details on membership, contribution procedures, retirement, disability, distribution options, etc.  PERA offers three different pension benefits:
    • Retirement benefits (pension);
    • Disability benefits; and
    • Survivor benefits.
  • There is a PERA Duluth office located at the Medical Arts Building on Superior Street.  City of Duluth employees may contact the local office at (218) 740-3075 to arrange for a meeting, or to discuss PERA retirement benefits.  All applications to commence pension benefits must be made through a PERA counselor.  We suggest that employees meet with a PERA counselor no later than 60 days prior to the commencement date of pension benefits.

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