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7 Signs Leadership Series

In conjunction with the FPPTA, Don Trone of 3Ethos, presents “The Seven Signs of Leadership” video series. This bi-weekly video series will walk the viewer through the characteristics of what makes a leader and how these characteristics are imperative to the success of trustees on pension boards in their fiduciary role.

Parts 1 & 2 are now available!

7 Signs Leadership Series

Ticking Time Bomb: The Retirement Gap

Our case rested on two major premises: without guaranteed retirement plans, employers will have difficulty recruiting and retaining qualified employees; and 401(k) accounts do not guarantee nor provide adequate retirement income for workers at the end of their careers.

View the Op-Ed here.

The Public Pension Institute monitors and tracks Florida legislation pertaining to public pensions and retirement security and offers constituents a representative directory. PPI has also compiled a number of helpful research materials for legislators and government officials pertaining to retirement security.

Press Box
Ticking Time Bomb: The Retirement Gap

Quick Facts on Florida's Local Government Retirement Systems

International Association of Fire Fighters: Defined Benefit Pension Plans are Important to Help Fire Fighters Retire with Dignity

The Investigators: ALEC - The Backroom Where Laws Are Born

FPPTA Op-Ed: Public Pension Plans Are Transparent & Balanced (2/27/15)

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News and Information
Why Pensions’ Last Defense Is Eroding
Long-term returns for U.S. public pensions are expected to drop to the lowest levels ever recorded, portending deeper pain for states and cities as a $1 trillion funding gap widens. . . . more

Miami budget crunchers warn city spending is getting out of whack
Miami (5/25/16) -- Fully recovered from a financial crisis during the late 2000s, Miami commissioners are finally restoring the pay and benefits they unilaterally stripped from their employees in order to balance their books — and giving budget crunchers heartburn in the process. . . . more

Palm Beach council adopts pension overhaul for police, firefighters (5/12/16)
Palm Beach (5/12/16) - The Town Council voted Tuesday to boost pension benefits for public safety employees with the aim of improving recruitment and retention in the fire-rescue and police departments, where deep pension cuts enacted in 2012 triggered an exodus of workers. . . . more

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Think Tank
Pensionomics 2016: Measuring the Economic Impact of DB Pension Expenditures

Economic Volatility: Hidden Societal Cost of Prevailing Approaches to Pension Reforms (NCPERS)

EPI: The State of American Retirement: How 401(k)s have failed most American workers

NIRS: State Financial Security Scorecards

View more reports and studies in our Think Tank Archive