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ERSGA offers pension and retirement savings plans to invest in your future

The Employees’ Retirement System of Georgia (ERSGA) is proud to be the guardian of your pension as a State of Georgia employee.

ERSGA administers several distinct pension plans for different segments of the State of Georgia employee population, as well as a 401(k) and 457 plan for certain State employees.

On the ers.ga.gov website, you can:

  • View your plan handbook
  • Watch informational videos
  • Catch up on the latest ERSGA and plan news
  • Log in and view your account
  • Find our contact information
  • And much more!

Visit the ERSGA website

Abraham Mosley appointed chairman for the Stone Mountain Memorial Association.

On April 21, 2021, Governor Brian P. Kemp announced his appointment of Reverend Abraham Mosley to serve as chairman for the Stone Mountain Memorial Association. Reverend Mosley will be the first African-American to hold the position.

“Reverend Abraham Mosley has dedicated his life to serving his community and our great state,” said Governor Kemp. “After nearly 47 years of pastoring Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church in Athens, I appointed Reverend Mosley to the Stone Mountain Memorial Association in 2019, where he has been an active, passionate board member. With this expanded role, I am confident Reverend Mosley will continue to rely on his experience in bringing people together to lead the Stone Mountain Memorial Association.”

Reverend Abraham Mosley is a native of Hancock County, Sparta, Georgia. Mosley attended Fort Valley State College, and he is the current pastor of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church in Athens. Governor Kemp appointed Mosley to serve on the Stone Mountain Memorial Board in 2019. He is a well-known community advocate in Clarke County, and he is married to Gladys Mosley. They have four children and eight grandchildren, and they reside in Athens.

May is National Mental Health Awareness Month

Mental health is an important part of overall health and well-being. It is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood. Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make healthy choices.

This past year has been a difficult time for all Americans. The effects of the unprecedented novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has caused mental and emotional hardships that stem from physical suffering, loss of loved ones and financial distress for many people.  Worry and stress over forced isolation, the health and safety of family and friends and financial loss results in anxiety, depression, domestic abuse, substance abuse and misuse, and suicide. Mental illness can affect anyone and can develop at any time. Its effects spread well beyond the individual to family, friends, and coworkers. Taking care of yourself, your family, and your friends can help you cope with life stressors. Helping others cope with their stress can also make your community stronger.

Ways to Cope with Stress

  • Take breaks from watching, reading, or listening to news stories, including social media.
  • Take care of your body.
  • Take deep breaths, stretch, or meditate. 
  • Try to eat healthy, well-balanced meals.
  • Exercise regularly, get plenty of sleep.
  • Avoid alcohol and drugs.
  • Make time to unwind. Try to do some other activities you enjoy.
  • Connect with others. Talk with people you trust about your concerns and how you are feeling.

People often do not get the mental health services they need because they do not know where to start. If you do not have a trusted friend, family member or clergy that you can talk to, speak with your primary care doctor or another health professional about mental health issues and concerns. Ask them to connect you with the right mental health services. Some state agencies offer Employee Assistance Programs (EAP) that provide confidential mental and emotional health consulting services for their employees and family members.

Other Resources:

  • Georgia Mental Health Crisis:  800-715-4225
  • Georgia COVID-19 Emotional Support:  866-399-8938