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IPERS Law & Legislative Information

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. 

Iowa Code

Chapter 97B contains current Iowa law governing IPERS. The law defines who participates in IPERS, what benefits are provided, and contributions paid by employees and employers.

Administrative Rules

Administrative Rules provide more detail about how the federal and state laws governing IPERS are implemented. 

Iowa Legislature

Iowa Legislature Homepage

Public Retirement Systems Committee

Additional Resources

A Legislator's Guide to IPERS

IPERS' YouTube channel includes educational videos about how IPERS works.

IPERS' Strategic Plan

The FY2018 Regulatory Plan explains IPERS' approach to administrative rule changes for the current year.

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