About MSRS

Minnesota State Retirement System (MSRS) was established by the Legislature in 1929 to provide retirement benefits to state employees.

MSRS administers multiple retirement plans that provide retirement, survivor, and disability benefit coverage for Minnesota state employees as well as employees of the Metropolitan Council and many non-faculty employees at the University of Minnesota and Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MNSCU).

MSRS covers over 50,000 active employees and currently pays monthly benefits to over 32,000 retirees, survivors, and employees.

In addition, we administer the Minnesota Deferred Compensation Plan (MNDCP) and the Health Care Savings Plan (HCSP).

MSRS Mission
To administer financially secure retirement plans, a tax-free health care savings plan, and a low-cost deferred compensation plan; ensure timely benefit payments; be proactive in public pension policies; and provide exemplary customer service.