- full-time benefited employees
PERSI (Public Employee Retirement System of Idaho)
Membership in the Public Employee Retirement System of Idaho (PERSI) is mandatory for all full-time regular staff. This is a defined benefit plan with a five-year vesting requirement.
Contributions are made by payroll deduction. Employee and employer contributions are required on all earnings. Employees contribute 6.79% of their gross salary; the College of Southern Idaho contributes 11.97% of salary.
Forms & Information:
- Beneficiary Designation
- Change of Address form
- Online Orientation
- PERSI Training Videos
Introduction & PERSI Basics, Base Plan, Retirement Options, Rule of 90, and other videos
TIAA-CREF: Ryan Peterson (866) 842-2907 x 5815
Counseling Center (800) 842-2776
VALIC: Guy Ferguson (208) 918-6525
Customer Service (800) 448-2542
Membership in the Optional Retirement Plans (ORP's) is mandatory for all full-time instructional and administrative employees unless already vested with PERSI.
These are defined contribution plans with immediate vesting.
Contributions are made by payroll deduction. Employees contribute 6.97% of their gross salary; the College of Southern Idaho contributes 10.31% of the salary.
Investment choices are the responsibility of the employee, and the plans are portable. Further details on the Retirement System may be obtained from the HR Payroll Office.
CSI provides pre-tax payroll deduction for employees who participate in certain Tax Sheltered Annuity
403(b) TIAA-CREF (SRA) (800) 842-2009 VALIC (SRA) (866) 283-4892 Waddell & Reed (208) 736-6563 RETIREMENT MANAGER
for Loan, Hardship Withdrawal & In-Service Exchange 457(b) Nationwide (800) 545-4730 VALIC (866) 283-4892 401K PERSI Choice (800) 451-8228 PERSI Members Only PERSI Enrollment/Change form