About Our Mission...
Donna M. Mueller
Chief Executive Officer, IPERS
Hello, and welcome to IPERS. I’m often asked to describe IPERS and explain how we make a difference to the citizens of Iowa. IPERS does two very important things. IPERS is a core retirement plan that allows public employees to retire knowing that their benefits are secure. IPERS is also a benefit that helps employers recruit and keep quality employees in public service.
I’m proud to be a part of the IPERS community. IPERS returned to Iowa’s economy almost $1.4 billion in FY2012 through the benefits we pay. We deliver services in an economical and efficient way, and we have grown the IPERS Trust Fund to over $20 billion in assets.
This section of the Web site provides you information on the inner workings of IPERS and the people who contribute to IPERS’ success. You’ll find:
A Short History. Learn why and when IPERS was created.
IPERS Staff. Find out who completes the day-to-day work and visit the IPERS Community link on the right to see that many groups are a part of IPERS’ success.
Investment Board. Meet the people who apply their knowledge and experience to set investment policies that keep the pension fund healthy.
Benefits Advisory Committee. Learn how the BAC represents IPERS members, employers, and the public when making benefit and service recommendations to IPERS and the Iowa Legislature.
Finances and Performance. Find out what it costs to run IPERS and how we rate on costs and services.
IPERS Law. Find the laws and regulations governing IPERS.
Requests for Proposals. Stay up to date on opportunities to do business with IPERS.