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Candidacy Now Open for Four PERA Board Seats

January 2, 2024

Candidacy nomination information is now available to PERA members interested in running for any of the four open seats on the PERA Board of Trustees.

The following seats are up for election in 2024:

  • State Division—4-year term (to be filled by an active member, currently employed with a non- Higher Education employer in the State Division)
  • State Division—2-year term (to be filled by an active member, currently employed at an Institution of Higher Education)
  • School Division—4-year term (to be filled by an active member, currently employed in the School Division)
  • DPS Division—4-year term (to be filled by a member or retiree, currently employed in or retired from the DPS Division; the DPS Division seat is a non-voting, ex officio member of the PERA Board)

If you are unsure which seat you may qualify for, please refer to PERA Rule 2.15 to look up which Division your current employer is assigned.

If you’re interested in running for a seat on PERA’s Board, please complete the online candidacy packet request. Candidacy packet requests can be made beginning on January 2, 2024, through February 29, 2024.

The PERA Board meets at least five times per year and is responsible for adopting the rules and policies for the administration of PERA. The Board comprises 16 Trustees, and PERA members and retirees directly elect 12 of them. The governor appoints three (with approval by the Senate), and the State Treasurer serves as an ex officio member. Elected Board members serve without pay, but are reimbursed for necessary expenses.

Ballots will be mailed in early May to active members in the State, School and DPS Divisions, and to retired members from the DPS Division.

The Board will announce the results of the election in June, and elected Trustees will begin their terms July 1.

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2024 Board and Committee Meetings