February 2021

  • This Week in Pensions: February 26, 2021
    This Week in Pensions

    Welcome to February’s last edition of This Week in Pensions! This is the news you need to know in the fight for a secure retirement.  Before you dive into our top stories from this week, check out some stories of…

  • New Report Examines the Consequences of Switching Public Employees to 401(k)s
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    We’re almost a full year into the coronavirus pandemic. Due to the resulting economic downturn, state and local governments could face budget shortfalls of $300 billion over the next two fiscal years.  As a result, some have argued that policymakers…

  • Public Employee Stories: February 23, 2021

    During the COVID-19 pandemic, public employees across the nation have given back to their communities in extraordinary ways. From donating to food banks to helping their neighbors and protecting their communities, public employees have been on the front lines.  Teachers…

  • This Week in Pensions: February 19, 2021
    This Week in Pensions

    Welcome to this week’s edition of This Week in Pensions! This is the news you need to know in the fight for a secure retirement.  Before you dive into our top stories from this week, check out some stories of…

  • Why Retirees Love Their Pensions

    The financial security that pensions bring is one of our favorite things… It’s one of the most exciting times of the year! Each year for Valentine’s Day, we ask retired public employees to share why they love their pensions.  And…

  • Public Employee Stories: February 16, 2021

    During the COVID-19 pandemic, public employees across the nation have given back to their communities in extraordinary ways. From donating to food banks to helping their neighbors and protecting their communities, public employees have been on the front lines.  Teachers…

  • This Week in Pensions: February 12, 2021
    This Week in Pensions

    Welcome to this week’s edition of This Week in Pensions! This is the news you need to know in the fight for a secure retirement.  Before you dive into our top stories from this week, check out some stories of…

  • Defined-Benefit Pensions and Racial Equity in Retirement

    Today, we will be re-sharing this blog post originally published by Tyler Bond on February 28, 2017. Updated information will be reflected in italics.  A report from the National Institute on Retirement Security (NIRS) finds that at least three-fourths of…

  • Public Employee Stories: February 9, 2021

    During the COVID-19 pandemic, public employees across the nation have given back to their communities in extraordinary ways. From donating to food banks to helping their neighbors and protecting their communities, public employees have been on the front lines.   Here…

  • This Week in Pensions: February 5, 2021
    This Week in Pensions

    Welcome to this month’s first edition of This Week in Pensions! This is the news you need to know in the fight for a secure retirement.  Before you dive into our top stories from this week, check out some stories…

  • New Research Shows the Resilience of Public Pensions

    The National Conference on Public Employee Retirement Systems (NCPERS) released a new report last month showing that public pensions stayed on solid financial footing despite the coronavirus-induced economic downturn.  For the report, 138 public retirement systems across the country shared…

  • Public Employee Stories: February 2, 2021

    During the COVID-19 pandemic, public employees across the nation have given back to their communities in extraordinary ways. From donating to food banks to helping their neighbors and protecting their communities, public employees have been on the front lines.   Here…