The New Jersey Public Employees Retirement System is for employees of the state of NJ and are members of state run pension systems / retirement that are offered by federal, state and local governments. The retirement plans are available to most, but not all, public sector employees usually you have to be a full-time state employee to qualify for these pension plans.
Some local & state governments don\'t offer defined-benefit retirement systems but may offer a defined contribution type plan. In most states the public employee pension plans are known as Public Employee Retirement Systems (PERS) or State Employee Retirement Systems (SERS).
New Jersey State Retirement System Resources: