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Lawmaker eyeing changes in retirement system

By: Magnolia Tribune - January 13, 2010

Lawmaker eyeing changes in retirement system

Mississippi’s Public Employees Retirement System is sound, and House Appropriations Committee Chairman Johnny Stringer says he wants to keep it that way.

Stringer, D-Montrose, said Tuesday that he’s crafting legislation to change how the state handles employees who retire and then return to work in state government as part-time or contract workers.

Currently, Stringer said neither those employees nor the agencies they work for contribute to the Public Employees Retirement System. Even though the contract and part-time workers cannot accrue more time toward retirement, Stringer wants the agencies to make a contribution to the PERS fund.

AP
1/12/10

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