The rules and regulations for administering pensions for public employees are governed by federal laws enacted by Congress and state laws (Iowa Code) passed by the Iowa Legislature. The state laws first took shape in the early 1950s, when legislators recognized a need for retirement security for Iowa citizens who dedicate their lives to public service.
Legislative Activity. Stay up to date on legislative news. Follow bills being considered by the Iowa Legislature that may affect IPERS.
Most Recent Pension Reform. Learn about House File 2518, a law passed in 2010 to shore up IPERS' funding.
Iowa Code. Read the state laws that govern the IPERS retirement plan and visit the Legislature's website.
Administrative Rules. Review the rules adopted by IPERS that detail how IPERS implements the law. Many of the rules are needed to comply with the federal Internal Revenue Code section that governs tax-qualified retirement plans like IPERS. You also can review IPERS' regulatory plan for rule changes.
Qualified Domestic Relations Orders. View a sample QDRO, which is a court order that specifies how a member's IPERS benefits will be divided in a divorce.
A Legislator's Guide to IPERS. Read the publication orienting legislators to how IPERS works and their decision making roles relating to IPERS.