South Dakota
Retirement System
Proudly Serving South Dakota's Public Employees Since 1974


SDRS Mission Statement

To plan, implement, manage and efficiently administer financially sustainable retirement income programs within the fixed resources available.

SDRS Core Values

Provide members and their families the opportunity to achieve financial security at retirement, death or disability by delivering appropriate and equitable benefits, and promote, encourage and facilitate additional member savings for retirement.

SDRS Long-Term Income Replacement Goals

Provide lifetime income replacement of at least 55 percent of final average compensation for career employees in each membership class.

Promote total lifetime income replacement of at least 85 percent of final average compensation, including income from SDRS, Social Security, and personal retirement savings of at least one time annual compensation at retirement.