Tag Archives: PERS

eClips Tip – Reports & Articles for the Taking

First of all, let me extend a big thank-you to the 1,305 State Library patrons that took our recent Customer Satisfaction Survey.  We have an amazing amount of data & information to analyze. We hope to use these survey responses to improve our services to you, our patrons. As a thank-you right back to you, […]
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Use Comcast windfall to reduce future expenses

Oregon’s long-running battle with Comcast over the property taxes the cable company pays has ended with a $155 million settlement. Local governments in 10 counties, including Lane, will split the money, and will receive higher property tax payments from Comcast in future years. The distribution of funds is still being worked out by the state […]
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Oregon to Lead National Suit Against CenturyLink

Oregon will lead a national class-action lawsuit against internet and TV provider CenturyLink, over allegations including fraudulent accounts and billing. Source: Oregon to lead national suit against CenturyLink

PERS Board makes offer for new pension agency director

The board of Oregon’s public pension system voted Friday to offer to Kevin Olineck the job as director of the Public Employees Retirement System, though his appointment is contingent on receiving a U.S. work visa. Olineck, a Canadian who has spent nearly two decades working with public pension systems in British Columbia and Alberta, is […]
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PERS pulls plug on member investment choices, for now

The Oregon Treasury is calling off – for now – an effort to give public employees a choice in how a portion of their retirement savings is invested. The decision came after the agency determined that the legislation prompting the move could leave investment managers open to lawsuits if things don’t go well. Source: PERS […]
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PERS to hire new director, if he can get a work visa

The board that oversees Oregon’s public pension system will introduce its top choice to lead the agency during its regular meeting this week. Now all that remains to be seen is whether Kevin Olineck can get a U.S. visa. Source: PERS to hire new director, if he can get a work visa

Oregon Business – On the road with Kate Brown

Dogged by questions of leadership and a shaky relationship with business, the governor goes on tour to find out what employers want — and to share her vision of a prosperous Oregon. Source: Oregon Business – On the road with Kate Brown

Financial strain from PERS in Klamath County could last for decades

Forty-one million dollars. That’s roughly how much the City of Klamath Falls would have to pay in order to repair and maintain broken, cracked and heavily-used streets in the area over the next few decades. And with a recently approved budget of $68 million, only about 7 percent is able to go toward street projects […]
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Oregon launches new study of employee pay and benefits

The study, completed every even numbered year, looks at how employee pay and benefits at Oregon agencies compare with comparable jobs in other public jurisdictions and the private sector. It ultimately will provide the backdrop to next year’s collective bargaining with labor groups, and fodder for the likely legislative debate over possible tweaks to public […]
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Not all PERS problems alike 

Gov. Kate Brown is offering a preview of the 2019-21 state budget in meetings with government and business leaders around Oregon, and on Tuesday the show came to Springfield. A central topic of discussion was the Public Employees Retirement System, and Nik Blosser, the governor’s chief of staff, offered an important insight: PERS is not […]
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