Monthly Archives: August 2012

UPDATE: DANIEL C.RE v. PERS

On August 23, 2012, oral arguments were held in the Oregon Court of Appeals in the case of Daniel C. Re v. PERS.  This case challenges the validity of PERS administrative regulations involving PERS benefits for judges.   All elected Oregon judges … Continue reading

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Galileo And PERS

In 1633 Galileo was on trial before the Roman Inquisition.  An Inquisition is an official investigation of heresy, especially one of a political or religious  nature characterized by lack of regard for individual rights and prejudice on the part of … Continue reading

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Did The Legislature Want PERS Judges To Decide PERS Cases?

In 1983, the Oregon legislature passed a law that made Oregon judges members of PERS, effective January 1, 1984.  Ever since then, Oregon judges have taken the position that all PERS cases must be decided by PERS judges.  But is … Continue reading

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PERS Benefit Padding

An article in the July 21, 2012 Oregonian,  by Ted Sickinger, describes ways PERS members can manipulate their employment statistic to significantly increase their PERS retirement benefits.  The examples given in that article are shocking and an examination of the origin … Continue reading

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