About Us

Welcome to the Arizona State Retirement System!

The ASRS is a state agency that administers a pension plan, long term disability plan, retiree health insurance plans, and other benefits to qualified members. More than a half-million of Arizona’s public servants belong to the ASRS, which encompasses state employees, state universities, community college districts, school districts and charter schools, all 15 counties, most cities and towns, and a variety of political subdivisions, such as fire and water districts.

Our history extends back to the first year of statehood, and we have a proud tradition of providing retirement security to our members.


To provide highly desirable and sustainable retirement benefits to our members that support the recruitment and retention of high-quality employees for our employer partners.


To be a top-performing retirement plan, leading the nation in customer service, investment performance, and organizational effectiveness.


To EXCEL in the areas of:

    • Customer Service
    • Investment Performance
    • Risk Management
    • Cost Effectiveness
    • Organizational Sustainability and Governance.

Our PRIDE Values

Professionalism - A highly capable workforce will promote a professional and respectful environment and lead the organization.

Results - A results-oriented approach to operations will energize the organization

Improvement - A climate of continuous quality improvement and enhanced efficiencies will drive the organization

Diversity - Engagement of diversity by the appreciation, recognition, and support for all people will propel  the organization to ever greater achievement

Excellence - A commitment to service excellence will permeate the organization.

Value Proposition