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  • August 31 Deadline for Hiring Due to a Certified Bus Operator Shortage (7/15/2021)

    If your school system is experiencing a shortage of qualified bus operators and this shortage has been certified to the Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE), state law allows the hiring of a retired bus operator to fill this shortage.  Click here for a copy of the memo for details about the August 31, 2021 deadline.  For more information about the return-to-work requirements, refer to Fact Sheet 18 – Retirees Who Return to Work. 

  • Annual Questionnaire on Privatization (7/1/2021)

    Please remember that all school systems must complete an annual questionnaire covering the period through the preceding fiscal year regarding elimination of positions through privatizing, outsourcing, contracting the service with a private employer, or any other means. The Annual Privatization Questionnaire is now available online. The information contained within the questionnaire should be certified by the School System Superintendent and returned to LSERS on or before October 1, 2021.

    If you have any questions, please contact LaQuinta Jordan, LSERS’ Internal Auditor, at 225.925.7492 or via email

  • PRSAC approved Employer and Member Contribution Rates for Fiscal Year 2021-22 (12/14/2020)

    The Public Retirement Systems’ Actuarial Committee (PRSAC) approved the Louisiana School Employees’ Retirement System (LSERS) June 30, 2020 valuation which included the employer contribution rate of 28.7% effective July 1, 2021.  This is the same as the current year rate.

    The member contribution rates for FY2021-22 will remain at 7.5% for members hired before July 1, 2010 and 8.0% for new members with first state service on or after July 1, 2010.  Click here for a copy of signed memo to Superintendents, Directors, Business Managers, Human Resource Directors, and IT Directors of all LSERS Employing Agencies.

    If you have any questions, please contact Chenfei Zhou, LSERS Assistant Director, at 225.925.6492 or via email at

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