Category Archives: 457(b) Plans

Public Agency Early Termination Incentive Programs Are Subject to Special Tax Rules

By Jeff Chang With the looming specter of COVID-related budget shortfalls, many cities and special districts are thinking about early termination incentives as a way to reduce payroll costs. If your city or public agency is considering the use of … Continue reading

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Are Your Agency’s Retirement Plan Committee Meetings Subject to the Brown Act?

By Jeff Chang In addition to properly identifying your retirement plan fiduciaries, and substituting a knowledgeable administrative committee in place of your governing board or council, California local agencies also need to consider whether the meetings of their administrative committee … Continue reading

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The Duties and Responsibilities of a 457(b) or 401(a) Plan Administrator

By Jeff Chang A surprisingly large number of public employees accept appointment as the plan administrator, or a member of the administrative committee, for their agency’s 457(b) or 401(a) plan. An explanation of the typical duties and responsibilities of a … Continue reading

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Problems with Co-Provider 457(b) Plan Arrangements

By Jeff Chang There is a novel recordkeeping and plan investment arrangement for governmental 457(b) plans that could create a number of problems for the plan’s sponsor, fiduciaries and participants. There may be a significant number of these arrangements throughout … Continue reading

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Public Agency Retirement Plan Documents: Are They Properly Signed and Dated?

By Jeff Chang Based on numerous requests for plan documents from public agency clients, we know that many cannot find complete sets of their historical and current retirement plan documents that are properly authorized, signed and dated. If this sounds … Continue reading

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