The mission of Kentucky Retirement Systems (KRS) is to build the strength of the trust funds to ensure that adequate resources are available to meet all obligations, while helping members and beneficiaries achieve financial security in retirement. KRS is committed to efficiently and effectively administering the benefit programs established by the General Assembly. Members are current and former government employees or retirees, who either contribute money into our trust funds, or who are receiving pension benefits, or who will receive benefits or a refund of contributions in the future.
The Kentucky Employees Retirement System (KERS) was created in 1956 by the Kentucky General Assembly in order to supplement the benefits provided by Social Security. When the first actuarial valuation was completed June 30, 1957, there were 16,000 employees participating in KERS and assets of $2.8 million. The State Police Retirement System (SPRS) and County Employees Retirement System (CERS) were established in 1958. The first actuarial valuation of SPRS was conducted June 30, 1959. No actuarial valuation of CERS was conducted until June 30, 1960 because the statutes did not authorize retirements from the system prior to July 1, 1960. On June 30, 1960, there were 68 counties and 2,617 employees participating in CERS, and SPRS included 415 uniformed state troopers. Currently, KRS serves over 334,000 active, inactive and retired members in the combined systems, and administrates approximately $14.5 billion in assets.
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