Public Sector Pension Reform: Addressing Pressing Fiscal Realities from a Long-Term Perspective

SUNY Global Center
New York, New York

December 2012 |

On Dec. 7, 2012, the TIAA-CREF Institute, in collaboration with the TIAA-CREF State Government Relations and Institutional Client Services teams, and the SUNY Rockefeller Institute of Government, hosted its final strategic thought leadership convening of 2012, a Public Sector Pension Reform Forum at the SUNY Global Center in New York City. The Forum was designed for state and local officials, researchers, policy analysts and others facing the pressing challenges of pension reform in the face of significant fiscal constraints and evolving workforce demands.

With the participation of some 100 policymakers, union leaders and scholars, the Forum featured presentations and discussion on:

• The fiscal challenges facing state and local governments and the plans they sponsor
• State and city reform efforts by elected officials
• A look at retirement income security challenges from the federal perspective
• An examination of workforce structure and employment models in the public sector and implications for plan design

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Conference materials available for download:
Program Agenda (PDF)
Speakers’ Bios (PDF)
Participant List (PDF)

Presentation slides:
Public Sector Pension Reform (Reed) (PDF)
Fiscal Challenges of Public Sector Pensions (Boyd) (PDF)
The Pension Crisis & Utah’s Response (Liljenquist) (PDF)

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