South Dakota Retirement System (SDRS)

The South Dakota Retirement System (SDRS) is a 401(a) defined benefit pension plan that provides retirement, survivor, and disability benefits for South Dakota’s public employees. You are encouraged to learn about the benefits available to you and your family as you plan for your financial future. The information presented in this handbook offers a general overview of SDRS and the benefits it provides. It is neither a legal reference nor a complete statement of South Dakota laws or SDRS administrative rules. In any conflict between the information presented in this handbook and the laws or administrative rules, the laws and administrative rules shall prevail. For more specific information regarding your benefits, please contact the SDRS office.

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If you have any questions as you learn about SDRS benefits, please contact the SDRS office. Retirement planners are available from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Central Time), Monday through Friday. SDRS looks forward to helping you prepare for your retirement!


South Dakota Retirement System

1-888-605-SDRS (7377)
222 E. Capitol
Suite 8
Pierre, SD 57501

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