Retirement

APERS Board Meetings 2020

The June APERS Board meeting was held on June 23, 2020. Trustees have begun narrowing down the proposed changes to the APERS program. They also requested a third scenario. View the presentation here. Listen here: (part 1) and (part 2). Watch the board meeting here.

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The May APERS Board meeting was held on May 20, 2020. Trustees heard a presentation on proposed changes to the APERS program.
View the presentation here. Listen here: (part 1) and (part 2).


APERs Fact: The APERS fund is largely made up of investment returns. The money for those investments comes from employee and employer contributions. Learn more about APERS’s sources of revenue.

Learn more about "Who Funds the Fund" at http://apers.org/blog/176-fund-the-fund


Joint Committee on Public Retirement &
Social Security Programs

The Joint Committee on Public Retirement and Social Security Programs held town hall meetings across the state from September to November, 2019. The committee reviews the actuarial solvency, adequacy of benefits, and all other aspects of the publicly supported retirement systems of the state. The committee also studies and reviews all proposals for changes or amendments to any of the existing public retirement laws or for the creation of new or expanded public retirement systems.

The AAC highly encourages current and retired county officials and employees to follow the committee and stay abreast of the issues it discusses in the coming months. This is the APERS Powerpoint that was shared at the meetings.


Video of Meetings

Aug. 22 meeting at the AAC Annual Conference, Hot Springs


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