Monthly Archives: September 2012

2013-15 PERS Employer Contributions To Increase By $900 Million

On September 28, 2012, the Oregonian reported that the PERS Board voted unanimously to increase PERS employer contributions by $900 million for the July 1, 2013 – June 30, 2015 biennium.  During that during that two-year period school districts will be paying … Continue reading

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Judges Forced Into PERS, Were Crimes Committed?

PERS was created in 1945.  From 1945 through 1983, a period of 38 years, Oregon judges were not PERS members.  The judges had their own independent retirement plan, which had been created for them in 1943.  When the judges decided PERS cases, … Continue reading

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Kate Brown And What “PERS Fairness” Really Means To Her

Regarding the issue of PERS reform, Secretary of State Kate Brown’s campaign recently proclaimed that “Any debate around PERS should be centered on fairness, not political grandstanding.”  That is general statement that most people can agree with.  Fairness is important … Continue reading

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Kate Brown And The PERS Benefit Tiers

Oregon’s Secretary of State, Kate Brown, was appointed to the Oregon House of Representatives on November 26, 1991.  She remained a member of the House until January, 1997, when she took office as an Oregon Senator.  She continued as a Senator until she became Oregon’s Secretary … Continue reading

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PERS, Before And After Legislators – New Perks and Total Power

As described in the prior posts “PERS Before and After Legislators – Employer/Employee Contributions” and “PERS Before And After Legislators – New Benefits”, after legislators were first allowed to join PERS in 1971,  they fundamentally enhanced PERS benefits and dramatically changed how those benefits … Continue reading

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PERS, Before And After Legislators – New Benefits

As described in the article “PERS, Before and After Legislators – Employer/Employee Contributions”  after legislators were first allowed to join PERS in 1971,  they fundamentally altered the way PERS benefits were funded.  Prior to legislators being able to join PERS, … Continue reading

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PERS, Before and After Legislators – Employer/Employee Contributions

PERS was created in 1945.  For the first twenty-five years, legislators were not allowed to join PERS.  But in 1971 the Oregon Attorney General ruled that legislators could become PERS members.  This report examines the changes that took place regarding the … Continue reading

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