Category Archives: Pick Up

Are Judges Really PERS Members? You Bet They Are.

Many PERS members argue that there is no problem in having judges who are PERS members decide PERS cases because the judges are not really part of the same PERS retirement system that other public employees are in.  But that argument is … Continue reading

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Oregonian News Story About Judges In PERS

The following news story was published in the Oregonian on December 1, 2012.  It refers to my lawsuit which challenges the ability of PERS judges to decide PERS cases.  The statement at the end of the story that the court … 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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July 1, 2012 Bend Bulletin Article

The Bend Bulletin published the following Guest Editorial on July 1, 2012. PERS funding is the reason behind Bend police cutbacks By Daniel C. Re Published: July 01. 2012 4:00AM PST A June 17 Bulletin news story by Hillary Borrud … Continue reading

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The PERS Pick Up, It’s Unfair To Oregon

The PERS pick up is unfair, fundamentally unfair.  It’s fundamentally unfair because it gives the 70% of PERS members who have their employee contribution picked up an additional benefit, based on fictional income, that they never received.  That’s unfair to the people … Continue reading

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Associated Press News Article

The following article from the Associated Press was published in the Bend Bulletin on December 6, 2011.  It is also in the Oregonian on-line edition at: Lawsuit seeks to invalidate Ore. pension decisions | oregonlive.com Bend lawyer files appeal in … Continue reading

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PERS And It’s $10,000,000 A Day Habit

The PERS Budget approved by the Oregon legislature for the 2011 – 2013 biennium is  $7,500,000,000.   That comes to over $10,000,000 a day, for every day of that two-year period. The $7.5 billion comes from three sources, employee contributions, investment earnings and  employer contributions. … Continue reading

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