PERS Service Credit
Service Credit and Contributions
September 1, 1991, and After
Because a PERS member earns at least partial service credit in any month in which he or she earns compensation, an employer must take
contributions on any amount of reportable compensation earned on or after September 1, 1991.
January 1, 1987, through August 31, 1991
For earning periods from January 1987 through August 1991, for both Plan 1, Plan 2 and Plan 3, employee and employer contributions
were due only when a member earned service credit. When a member did not earn service credit, no contributions were due. To determine
whether a member was earning service credit during these earning periods, consult the guidelines on the preceding pages.
Note: During the period from January 1987 through August 1991, a member could consolidate hours of employment with
more than one employer to earn service credit if each position was eligible. If a member's hours from all eligible positions totaled
70 hours or more (PERS Plan 1) or 90 hours or more (PERS Plan 2 and Plan 3) in a month, contributions were due on all reportable
compensation paid to the employee that month.
Prior to January 1, 1987
Before January 1, 1987, for all plans, contributions were due on all regular compensation earned by a member working in an eligible
position, whether or not service credit was earned.