PASR, PSEA, PSERS — Deciphering the Acronyms

Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees (PASR) — We are the Association that consists of, is governed by, and works exclusively to promote the interests and serve the needs of ALL persons who retired from the public schools of Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania School Employees Retirement System (PSERS) — The state’s school retirees’ system that processes your pension, sends your monthly check, and administers your insurance program (Health Options Program- HOP). Contact PSERS by e-mail at or call 1-888-773-7748.

Pennsylvania State Education Association (PSEA)The still-working teacher’s union and state affiliate of the National Education Association.

PA State Education Association-Retired (PSEA-R)

PARSE (Pennsylvania Association of Retired State Employees) 

PA Federation of Teachers (PaFT)

State Employees’ Retirement System (SERS)