Human Resources Update

Quarterly PERF statements now provided online, instead of mailed

As of January, quarterly statements for the Public Employees’ Retirement Fund (PERF) are now electronic. Employees covered by PERF can view statements for the quarter ending Dec. 31, 2012, at PERF Online, www.benefitsweb.com/perf.html.

Statements for the quarter ending March 31 will be available in April.

Members who wish to receive a mailed statement each quarter may specify this by logging into their PERF account and selecting the Personal Information tab, then Communications, E-mail Address, and Communication Preferences. Those who prefer to call may contact PERF at 888-526-1687. Callers may simply wait on the phone for a PERF representative to assist them and do not need to know their PERF passcode to obtain service.

By mailing statements only to those who want paper, PERF says, it can save about 4,800 reams of paper each year, which equals about 288 trees. PERF estimates it can reduce expenses by up to $1 million by changing to electronic statements.

Frequently asked questions about electronic statements are at www.in.gov/inprs/2716.htm. A demonstration of how to use PERF Online is available at www.in.gov/inprs/online_demo/perf/player.html.

For questions, call the HR Service Center at 49-42222, email hr@purdue.edu.