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Managing Your Agency’s CalPERS Pension Liabilities

By Jeff Chang Municipal and special district employers, particularly their elected council and board members, continue to express concerns over the size of their agencies’ CalPERS “liabilities” and what can be done to mitigate them. Although there are several strategies … Continue reading

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What Participant-Level Records Should Your Governmental 401(a) or 457(b) Plan Keep?

By Jeff Chang In earlier posts, we discussed the plan documents you should keep as well as some of the policies and procedures you will need to properly maintain and administer your governmental 401(a) or 457(b) plan. This post discusses … Continue reading

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Money Purchase Pension Plans with an “Opt-in” Feature

By Jeff Chang Almost 4 years ago, we discussed an IRS private letter ruling that raised serious concerns about public agency money purchase pension plans. The ruling allowed employees to “opt-in” to, or elect, their own rate of employee contribution. … Continue reading

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California Supreme Court Rules in Cal Fire Case – Round One Goes to the Legislature, But It Ain’t Over

By Jeff Chang The California Supreme Court recently issued its decision in the Cal Fire Local 2881 v. CalPERS case – the first of six so-called “California Rule” (“Vested Pension Rights”) cases pending before the Court. The California Rule, in … Continue reading

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“Encouraging” the Repayment of Student Loan Debt

By Jeff Chang Many of the public agencies we work with have expressed a strong interest in programs and arrangements that will help or encourage their employees to pay off their student loan debts. These programs can be important recruiting, … Continue reading

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