Tag Archives: American Federation of Teachers

Day of reckoning ahead for Mississippi’s Public Employment Retirement System

August 22, 2011

4 Comments

Panel studying possible changes to state retirement system 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 […]

Continue reading...

According to union lawyer, Public Employment Retirement System chief, options are limited

August 22, 2011

3 Comments

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 […]

Continue reading...