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  Last Updated: 11/21/2014
   General Employees Retirement Plan
  The General Employees Retirement Plan (General Plan) is the largest retirement plan administered by MSRS. It covers most state employees, civil service employees of the University of Minnesota, and employees of the Metropolitan Council. Judges, public safety personnel, employees responsible for inmate care, elected officials, and certain unclassified state employees are covered by other plans administered by MSRS.

Membership in the General Plan is mandatory.

Contribution Rates
Contribution rates are established in Minnesota law. Both the employee and employer contribute 5.0% of the employee's gross salary to the retirement plan. Starting July 1, 2014, the contribution rate for both the employee and employer will be 5.5%.

Employees covered by the General Plan also contribute to Social Security.

How do we calculate your retirement benefit?
The video below explains the factors that are used to calculate your MSRS retirement benefit. For more detail, please see the Retirement Plan Handbook or contact MSRS at 1-800-657-5757.

  Disclaimer: The MSRS website is a general summary of the plans administered by the Minnesota State Retirement System (MSRS). The purpose of the website is to provide a general overview of benefits and the plans administered by MSRS. The benefits described generally apply to active employees. If there is any difference between the information this handbook provides and the law or policies which govern MSRS, the law and policies will prevail. The provisions may be subject to law changes.

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Minnesota State Retirement System
60 Empire Drive, Suite 300, St. Paul, MN 55103-3000
Telephone: (651) 296-2761, Toll Free: (800) 657-5757, Fax: (651) 297-5238
E-Mail: info@msrs.us
Please do not include confidential information, such as social security numbers, in email
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