PSERS Web Applications
Terms and Conditions
By registering and logging on to this site, you are representing that you are an authorized user, and you will be deemed to have read, understood and accepted the disclaimers that are a part of this site.
YOU MUST READ THE DISCLAIMERS BEFORE YOU ENTER THE APPLICATION.
This site is provided as a public service by the Pennsylvania Public School Employees' Retirement System (PSERS) and is intended only for viewing and retrieving information and other limited purposes. Not all transactions are available through this site, and any transaction that is available on this site may also be completed via non-electronic means. You may download material displayed on the site for non-commercial, personal use only, provided you also retain all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials. You may not, however, distribute, modify, transmit, reuse, report or use the contents of the site for public or commercial purposes without prior written permission from PSERS. Unauthorized attempts to upload or change information on this service is strictly prohibited and may be punishable under the Computer and Fraud Abuse Act of 1986. The rights and obligations of PSERS' members are governed by the Public School Employees' Retirement Code and regulations, policies, administrative rulings of the Public School Employees' Retirement Board, judicial decisions and not by the publications contained in this site. No statement in this site is intended to interpret, change or extend the provisions of the Public School Employees’ Retirement Code. The information contained in this site is not intended to replace person-to-person retirement counseling services that are offered without charge to PSERS' members. We recommend that you refer questions regarding the retirement benefits to which you may be entitled, the benefits structure, and related matters to a retirement counselor. Please refer to Regional Offices in this site to find a retirement counselor close to you.
DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY
Neither the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania nor the Public School Employees' Retirement System (1) makes any warranty, expressed or implied, including warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose arising out of the use or inability to use the data or applications available from this site, or (2) assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, timeliness or usefulness of any information or applications available from this site.
The use of this site shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania without giving effect to the principles of conflicts of law.
DISCLAIMER OF ENDORSEMENT
Reference herein to any specific commercial products, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise, does not constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania or the Public School Employees' Retirement System.
DISCLAIMER FOR ELECTRONIC MAIL
Inquiries, requests for forms, and other communications may be transmitted to PSERS via email. Transactions that require an electronic or hand-written signature may not be executed via email. Because email is not secure, members wishing to communicate with PSERS by email may not wish to include their social security number or other personal information. PSERS will confirm receipt of the inquiry by email and respond either in writing or by email. PSERS makes no guarantee either expressed or implied as to the timeliness of its response to electronic mail or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the consequences resulting from action taken by recipients of email replies.
DISCLAIMER FOR EXTERNAL LINKAGES
External links to non-state-government organizations are made available to assist the Internet user in the search for information. The use of these external links does not constitute or imply endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania or PSERS. The Public School Employees' Retirement System and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania take no responsibility for such links' operation or content. The links that are shown are not an exclusive listing of organizations available within the Commonwealth.
Thank you for visiting the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s website. We are committed to maintaining your privacy. This policy addresses the collection, security and access to information that may be obtained through the use of our site. This policy covers the following topics:
Access to User Profiles
As part of standard Internet practice we collect the following information when you visit our sites:
Your domain name; for example, "xcompany.com" if you use a private internet access account, or "yourschool.edu", if you are connecting from a university domain;
Your IP address, a number automatically assigned to your computer when you are using the internet;
The type of browser and operating system used to access our site;
The Internet address of the website from which you linked directly to our site;
The pages you visit within the commonwealth’s site; and
The links made to other websites through this site.
This information is collected for statistical analysis using standard third-party software programs to create summary statistics. The statistics are used for the purpose of determining what information is of most and least interest to all visitors and identifying system performance or problem areas. This information is not collected for commercial marketing purposes. The Commonwealth does not sell information collected online. Any personally identifiable information that you voluntarily provide will be collected. Personally identifiable information may include an email address or any other information you submit via a website when completing an application, form, or survey online. The information collected, whether or not personally identifiable, is not limited to text characters and may include audio, video and other graphic formats you send us. Information is retained in accordance with existing laws and other commonwealth policies.
As a general rule, the Commonwealth does not disclose any personally identifiable information collected online except where you have given us permission, or where the information is public information under the Pennsylvania Right to Know Act 65 P.S. 66.1 et seq., or other applicable laws. Visitors should be aware that information collected by the Commonwealth on its websites may be subject to examination and inspection, if such information is a public record and not otherwise protected from disclosure.
ACCESS TO USER PROFILES
Any personally identifiable information you enter in a user profile will be open and accessible to you for review and modification.
You may decline participation in any activity that asks for information (i.e., surveys or emails). Your choice to not participate will have no effect on your ability to view information on the commonwealth’s websites.
We may customize your browsing experience by using “cookies” to store a randomly generated identifying tag on your computer. (Cookies are simple text files stored by your web browser and they provide a method of distinguishing among visitors to the websites.) You can refuse the cookie or delete the cookie file from your computer at any time by using any one of a number of widely available methods.
Commonwealth policy does not allow for the use of persistent cookies. Cookies created on your computer by using our websites do not contain personally identifiable information and do not compromise your privacy or security.
As part of our continuing commitment to the security of electronic content as well as the electronic transmission of information, the Commonwealth has taken steps to safeguard the submission of information by implementing detailed technology and security policies, which can be viewed at the Office of Administration, Office for Information Technology website.
Security measures have been integrated into the design, implementation and day-to-day operations of the entire operating environment.
In certain instances, you may receive or create a password to access or submit personal information. You should not divulge your password to anyone. The Commonwealth will never ask you for your password in an unsolicited phone call or e-mail. When you are finished with sites that are password protected, you should exit the page.
The Commonwealth provides links to government agencies and other organizations. A link does not constitute an endorsement of content, viewpoint, policies, products or services of that web site.
Information provided on the commonwealth’s websites is intended to allow the public immediate access to public information. While all attempts are made to provide accurate, current and reliable information we recognize the possibility of human and/or mechanical error. Therefore, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, its employees, officers and agencies expressly deny any warranty of the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of any information published by this system and shall not be held liable for any losses caused by reliance upon the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of such information. Any person who relies upon such information obtained from this system does so at his or her own risk.
By Fax: 717-787-4523
By Mail: 209 Finance Building, Harrisburg, PA 17120
By Email: email@example.com
PSERS web-based applications and PSERS information assets are to be used by authorized users strictly for business purposes. As the owner of a PSERS Internet account, it is important that you understand you have the responsibility to:
- Use the system only for the purposes specified by PSERS;
- Comply with controls established by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, PSERS, and public law as referenced on the PSERS website;
- Prevent disclosure of sensitive information.
When you log on to PSERS' Member Self Service site, you will have the opportunity to change your password at any time. Please remember, for your own personal protection, do not keep your password written down and do not give your password to anyone, even to employees of PSERS.
It is important that you keep your email address current with PSERS. We advise that the email address you supply to PSERS is an account to which you have exclusive access.
All Commonwealth systems and usage are monitored for security purposes. Violations of PSERS' security policy will result in the termination of your account.
If you ACCEPT the above Terms and Conditions, please login by clicking the “Accept” button below: