Employees of the Keystone State can rest assured the Pennsylvania State Employees Retirement System (SERS) is keeping a keen eye on their currency. SERS administers the statewide retirement and pension benefits fund for Pennsylvania's public employees. Serving more than 210,000 members, SERS is funded by a combination of employee contributions, employer contributions, and investment earnings. In addition to managing retirement accounts, the system provides retirees with health insurance. Established in 1923 by Governor Gifford Pinchot, the system has grown to manage more than $35 billion in assets.