Pension Program

The Berrien County Employee's Restated Retirement Plan is a defined benefit plan. For an individualized pension estimate, please contact Shelley Jasper in the County Administration Office.


Specific benefit is based upon the following four factors:

  1. Benefit Multiplier
  2. Length of Service (Credited Service)
  3. Average Monthly Earnings (final average compensation)
  4. Age

Note: Risks are borne solely by the Employer (Investment risk, mortality risk, inflation risk, prior retirements, promotion risk, disability risk).


(Benefit Multiplier x Average Monthly Earnings) x Credited Service = Monthly Straight Life Benefit

Growth of Pension Fund

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Investment Manager

Russell Investments serves as the manager of managers within the framework of the adopted investment policy.