General Employees Retirement Plan

The General Employees Retirement Plan (General Plan) is the largest retirement plan administered by MSRS.  The General Plan provides retirement, survivor, and disability coverage for state employees as well as civil service employees of the University of Minnesota, and employees of the Metropolitan Council. Please note: Judges, public safety personnel, employees responsible for inmate care, elected officials, and certain unclassified state employees are covered by other plans administered by MSRS.


Once you retire, you receive a monthly retirement benefit for life with potential post-retirement increases. Depending on the option you select at retirement, your survivor(s) may be eligible to receive a lifetime survivor benefit upon your death.


Employees covered by the General Plan contribute to Social Security. Monthly benefits from the plan are paid in addition to Social Security benefits.