Engage PERS

Engage PERS is an educational series on public employee retirement. Click here to tell us your PERS story!

Looking for info on the PERS pick-up in affect as of November 1, 2016? Click here for a copy of our regularly updated Frequently Asked Questions.


PERS Risk-Sharing Proposal (June 5, 2017)

On June 5, 2017, SB 1068 was introduced in the Legislature.  The bill would ask public employees to pay more for their retirement plans, using a 2% risk-sharing framework, in order to control the growing costs of our PERS pensions. Read more…

PERS FAQ (April 3, 2017)

There are more than 30 bills on PERS in the legislature right now. These proposals could mean big cuts to your retirement. This guide can help you cut through the rhetoric and see how your family will be affected – and how you can push back to make sure your retirement is protected. Read more…

Stay Up to Date on PERS (March 20, 2017)

With more than 30 proposals on PERS in the state legislature, it’s difficult to stay up to date. Here are some resources for SEIU members hoping to keep up.

Why Is PERS Under Attack? (March 13, 2017)

Some politicians and CEOs in Oregon want to balance the budget by cutting pay for public employees, instead of making corporations pay their fair share. This month, they are turning their attention to the Public Employee Retirement System (PERS), and they are ramping up their rhetoric. Read more…

How the PERS Proposals Will Affect You (March 13, 2017)

Some politicians and CEOs in Oregon want to balance the budget by cutting pay for public employees, instead of making corporations pay their fair share. This month, they are turning their attention to the Public Employee Retirement System (PERS), and they are ramping up their rhetoric. Read more…

PERS Buy-Out Update (December 1, 2016)

The implementation of the buy-out of the 6% PERS pick-up has resulted in changes to some state workers’ December 1 net pay. The changes vary between workers because there are multiple factors that can affect net pay. Read more… 

A Brief History of PERS (August 11, 2016)

PERS has been a constant work in progress. While the system began in 1946 under what is now known as the “Money Match” program, major changes first started taking place in the late ‘60s and early ‘70s. Read more…

Push Your PERS Prowess (April 22, 2016)

In order to effectively build the best possible retirement plans for ourselves and for generations to come, it’s vital that we understand the system that is already at work. PERS has allowed public employees to retire with dignity for over 70 years. Read more…

Engage PERS Introduction (March 18, 2016)

There used to be an unwritten promise in the American workplace: If you worked hard, you could count on a secure retirement at the end of your career. For many of us over the last few decades, that promise has been broken. Read more…

 

 

 

 

 

 

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