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Any benefits eligible employee may elect to participate in PERS. However, if an employee has made a previous ORP election while employed with another IHL institution through the State of Mississippi and holds an ORP eligible position through Mississippi State University, they are not eligible for participation in PERS.


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Supplemental Options

Supplemental retirement plans include the Mississippi Deferred Compensation Plan and Trust 457 for all benefits-eligible employees. In addition, all employees are eligible to enroll in a Tax Deferred Annuity 403(b). Contributions for these plans are made by the employee only and deducted with pre-tax dollars.

Mississippi Deferred Compensation Tax Deferred Annuity