The Minnesota Retired State Employees Association (MRSEA) was formed in the late 1940's, and has been serving retired Minnesota state employees ever since.

We are the only organization made up of and concerned solely with retired state employees and their benefits. The Association is managed by a 15 member board of directors elected by members. We respond to needs and concerns of members. This is accomplished with newsletters, by testifying at legislative hearings, and by informing legislators and other elected officials of our concerns. Statewide general membership meetings are held each Spring and Fall. Our over 8,000 members are not only from the group normally thought of as state employees, but we also come from such diverse groups as retired state legislators, judges, highway patrol and retired employees from the University of Minnesota, metropolitan agencies and others.



Please mark your calendar now and save the day for our annual meeting. We will feature  interesting speakers providing legislative and pension updates as well as board elections. Registrstions wil be in the spring newsletter.


If you have an interest in maintaining, improving, having input into and increasing your knowledge of critical retirement issues such as pensions, health insurance, Social Security, legislation or information, please consider serving as an MRSEA Board Member.
The Board of Directors conducts the business of the association. It meets on the 2nd Wednesday of the month (except for July & August) currently meeting at the Retirement Systems building in St. Paul. The meetings generally take two to three hours.
The Board consists of fifteen members. Each year five of the board positions are open for election, which occurs at the annual meeting in May. The Nominating Committee is responsible for the initial aspects of the election process. This committee is charged with reviewing the qualifications of candidates and recommending a slate to the Board of Directors and the Association membership.
We urge all members to seriously consider serving on the board. The topics present challenges. The work is beneficial and rewarding. The time requirement is manageable. And you keep in touch with former co-workers across the state.

If you are interested in serving on the Board of Directors, please submit a letter of interest to the Nominating Committee.
This letter should include:
 a short statement of 100 words or less regarding your work history;
 skills you would bring to the position;
 what you would like to accomplish; and,
 your name, street address, E-mail address (if any) and telephone number 
The deadline for submission is FEBRUARY 27, 2017.
The Nominating Committee will review the letters of interest and the names of other potential candidates. The committee will consider candidate expertise, geographic representation and other qualities when recommending the slate of Board endorsed candidates. The committee will notify all candidates of the Board's endorsement decisions. Candidates not endorsed will be given the opportunity to have their name placed on the annual voting ballot.

If you have any questions, call or email:
952-470-6611 or 1-877-487-0402 (toll free)

Send your letter of interest to the following address:
P.O..Box 416
Excelsior, MN 55331
Or email to :







If you are retired, but not a member, we urge you to join. Contact our Business Office toll free at 1 (877) 487-0402, for full information about membership.

Note: We are a private nonprofit association. Please do not confuse us with the Minnesota State Retirement System - the state agency which sends us our monthly pension checks.

United to advocate for the well being of state retirees by:

  • Monitoring the deliberations of the legislature and the Minnesota State Retirement System Board of Directors; and responding as appropriate to promote, protect and enhance retiree interests.
  • Maintaining working relationships with other retiree organizations
  • Promoting social activities through local sub chapters and statewide meetings
  • Advocating for the affordability of state retiree health and long term care benefits