The Idaho State Police is one of 800 employers who are members of the Public Employee Retirement System of Idaho (PERSI). You become a PERSI member when you go to work in an eligible position with the ISP. Both you and your employer make contributions to the PERSI Base Plan; your contributions are credited to your personal account, while employer contributions are pooled in a trust fund to cover future benefits for all members.
Because the Public Employee Retirement System of Idaho (PERSI) Base Plan is a defined benefit plan, the lifetime allowance you receive at retirement from this plan is not dependent on the amount of money you contribute to PERSI. The Base Plan is a qualified tax-deferred plan under IRS Code Section 401(a).
PERSI is designed to provide pension benefits to career public employees. The longer you work for a PERSI employer like the Idaho State Police, the greater your retirement benefit will be. When you belong to PERSI for as little as five years you will receive a lifetime benefit at retirement. That five years does not need to be all at once or with one employer. The longer you work for PERSI employers, the greater your Base Plan retirement benefit will be.
We are proud of the public safety professionals who have chosen to make a career with the Idaho State Police!
For an overview of your future retirement benefits, please read the PERSI Benefits at a Glance Flyer.