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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

Economic Loss: The Hidden Cost of Prevailing Pension Reforms - NCPERS

Public pensions are under constant attack by those who would like to dismantle them and replace them with do-it-yourself, 401(k)– style defined-contribution (DC) plans. Opponents, having little or no understanding of how public pensions are funded, promote misleading information about rate-of-return assumptions and huge unfunded liabilities to convince policymakers to dismantle public pensions. Some states are taking actions that are chipping away at public pensions without realizing the economic damage their actions will inflict on their states and our country’s economic future.

View the Report 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
Economic Loss: The Hidden Cost of Prevailing Pension Reforms - NCPERS

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

View more reports and studies in our Think Tank Archive