Posts Tagged ‘PERS’

Union lawyer, PERS chief: Options are limited

by Ted Carter Published: August 21,2011

Tags: Pat Robertson, PERS, Public Employees Retirement System, retirement trust fund

The head of the Public Employees Retirement System of Mississippi says the $20.7-billion retirement trust fund is constitutionally protected but she doubts the benefits of retirees and public sector workers enrolled in the plan have the same protections. “However, this could be debated,” said Pat Robertson, PERS executive director. She cited a 1986 amendment to […] [...]

Day of reckoning ahead for PERS

by Ted Carter Published: August 21,2011

Tags: PERS, public employees, retirement benefits

Upgrades in retirement benefits granted to Mississippi’s public sector workers a decade ago could get rolled back as the state, its cities, counties and school districts struggle to stay financially afloat. Citing an “unsustainable” burden on Mississippi taxpayers inching toward $1 billion annually, Gov. Haley Barbour wants a close look taken at altering the retirement […] [...]

It’s beginning to feel a lot like Wisconsin

by Nancy Anderson Published: August 21,2011

Tags: benefits, Nancy Anderson, pensions, PERS, retirement

I’ve never been to Wisconsin, but I’m imagining what it will be like when Wisconsin comes to Mississippi. Gov. Barbour has appointed a commission to “examine” the state retirement system, affectionately known as PERS. PERS is a defined benefit plan, aka pension plan. Its benefits are based on longevity, age at retirement, and salary. The […] [...]

Robertson on PERS

by Stephen McDill Published: May 2,2011

Tags: Pat Robertson, PERS

JACKSON- Public Employees Retirement System of Mississippi executive director Pat Robertson comments on recent developments at PERS at a May 2 Stennis Institute luncheon. [...]

Davis hired as field representative

Dawinna Davis of Jackson has joined the Public Employees’ Retirement System of Mississippi (PERS) as the field representative for Hinds County. Along with Davis, PERS has three other field representatives who cover the north, central, and southern parts of the state. The representatives work directly with PERS-covered agencies through training sessions and seminars to educate […] [...]

PERS honored for financial report

by MBJ Newswires Published: July 6,2009

Tags: Linda Wolverton, PERS, Public Employees' Retirement System of Mississippi

The Public Employees’ Retirement System of Mississippi (PERS) has been awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada for PERS’ fiscal year 2008 comprehensive annual financial report. This is the 22nd consecutive year that PERS has received this award. Prepared by […] [...]

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