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Know functions of PERS boards | Guest Opinion

Oregon Public Employee Retirement System benefits and investments are easily confusing. There are, however, a number of web sites and publications available to help people better understand the plan, its board and the division of responsibilities between the PERS board and the board that actually handles the investments, the Oregon Investment Council. 23 more words

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The New York Times spotlights Oregon PERS: 5 insider facts to know

The Sunday New York Times briefly trained a national spotlight on Oregon’s underfunded public pension fund and the impact that increased pension payments are having on government employers around the state, despite increased overall budgets. 12 more words

The Oregonian

The Decline of Pensions

For decades corporate pension plans were commonplace, even expected as a benefit of working for most large companies in the US. The trend has long since reversed since companies have had a harder time reaching the projected funding requirements for retirees. 427 more words

A pair of PERS inequities

Mary Spilde will receive an annual pension of $309,437 from Oregon’s Public Employees Retirement System, and the former Lane Community College president barely cracked the top 10. 58 more words


A $76,000 Monthly Pension: Why States and Cities Are Short on Cash

Governments are struggling as mounting pension obligations crowd out the rest of their budgets. Oregon faces a severe, self-inflicted crisis.

A public university president in Oregon gives new meaning to the idea of a pensioner. 42 more words


Oregon’s Public Employee Pension Woes Are National News

Crumbling bridges, shorter school years and fewer cops than we had in 1970? Here’s why.

The New York Times regularly finds lots to love in Oregon: … 56 more words

Willamette Week