Steve Holland Op-Ed – Keep Politics Out of PERS
Public Employees Retirement System Executive Director Pat Robertson told the members of a House subcommittee recently that contrary to constant harping by some politicians, PERS was in no danger of collapsing.
Robertson reported that PERS has seen its assets grow by $1.5 billion just since July 1. Robertson has repeatedly said that PERS is able to maintain its responsibility to retirees and future retirees.
PERS has a Board of Trustees as well as Robertson and the PERS staff of professionals who have most effectively guided the system quite well for many years without political interference. In the history of PERS, the system has NEVER failed to meet its obligation to state retirees.
Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal