Mission, Vision, and Values

Our Mission

To provide promised retirement benefits and exceptional service to our members through prudent investment and administration.

Our Vision

To remain financially secure, to exceed evolving customer service expectations, and to be recognized as best in class among public retirement systems.

Our Values
  • Adhere to diligent and prudent processes
  • Approach issues in a proactive and strategic manner
  • Communicate effectively
  • Cultivate accountability to each other and to all who rely on us
  • Demonstrate sound leadership in governing and managing the DERP Pension Benefit
  • Ensure compliance with fiduciary standards of conduct
  • Exhibit professionalism
  • Foster teamwork and depth of knowledge through the pursuit of continuous education
  • Proactively engage all key audiences within our operating community
  • Maintain the transparency required and expected of a public retirement plan
  • Operate with integrity in all our business practices
  • Respect diversity and different points of view
  • Safeguard the security and confidentiality of members’ data and personal information
  • Strive for innovation and continuous improvement
  • Take responsibility for our decisions and actions