The Columbia Public School District contributes to the Public School Retirement System of Missouri (PSRS) and to the Public Education Employee Retirement System (PEERS), formerly known as Non-Teacher School Employee Retirement System of Missouri (NTRS), cost-sharing multiple-employer defined benefit pension plans.
These plans provide retirement and disability benefits to employees and death benefits to members and beneficiaries.
Beneficiary Designation - If an employee’s death occurs before retirement, any amounts due will be paid in accordance with the employee’s last beneficiary designation. It is important that the employee keeps their listing current to ensure distribution of account funds as circumstances change, such as marriage, divorce, a child’s birth or attainment of adulthood, death of a previously named beneficiary, etc. For beneficiary change forms see the forms page.