Leaving State Employment

Leaving State Employment

Are you thinking about leaving state employment? Learn more about your total compensation package from the state before making your decision.

Important Information for General State Employees

If you leave state employment with five or more years of credited service, you are vested and eligible for a future pension benefit from MOSERS. Once you reach retirement age and complete the retirement process, you will receive a monthly pension payment for your lifetime.

State benefits, such as your MOSERS pension benefit, are part of your total compensation package. They help provide financial security to you and your family. Use the Total Compensation Calculator and read Highlights of Your Total Compensation Package and your Annual Benefit Statements, to learn more about the total value of all your state benefits, before making a decision to leave.

Contributory Plans Members - MSEP 2011 and Judicial Plan 2011 

If you are a member of MSEP 2011 or the Judicial Plan 2011 and leave state employment, you may choose to either take a refund of your employee contributions or leave your contributions with MOSERS.