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Final Report of the Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission

Offers 15 recommendations for changing military compensation and retirement benefits to strengthen the All-Volunteer Force and improve the financial sustainability of the        system.  Claims to save $12 billion annually while maintaining the overall value of compensation and benefits. From the Commission


The Budget and Economic Outlook: 2015 to 2025

Predicts the federal budget deficit will hold steady relative to the size of the economy through 2018 but then begin to expand.  Also sees the economy expanding at a solid pace for 2015 and the next few years.  From the Congressional Budget Office


Annual Survey of Public Employment and Payroll Summary Report: 2013

Categories: Govt Finance,Govt Personnel,Labor/Employment,Retirement/Social Security,Statistics,Taxes

Provides information on the structure, function, finances, taxation, employment, and pension systems of approximately 90,000 state and local governments in the U.S.  From the Census Bureau


CBO’s 2014 Long-Term Projections for Social Security: Additional Information

Categories: Disability,Govt Finance,Retirement/Social Security,Welfare/Social Services

Modifies projections for Social Security that were originally published in July 2014 within the publication entitled The 2014 Long-Term  Budget Outlook.  Projects that under current law the Disability Insurance Trust Fund will be exhausted in FY2017 and the OASI Trust Fund in 2032.  From the Congressional Budget Office


Annual Statistical Report on the Social Security Disability Insurance Program, 2013

Categories: Disability,Income/Poverty,Retirement/Social Security,Welfare/Social Services

Provides program and demographic information about the people who receive Social Security disability benefits including benefits awarded, income of disabled beneficiaries and geographic distribution of benefits.  From the Social Security Administration


Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation Annual Report Fiscal Year 2014

Categories: Govt Finance,Labor/Employment,Retirement/Social Security,Statistics

Reports that the multiemployer program, which guarantees the pensions of ten million workers and retirees is running a $42 billion deficit, up from $8.3 billion in the previous year, due to the weaknesses in a minority of company plans which are expected to become insolvent.  From the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation


Better Workplace Pensions: Putting Savers’ Interests First

Categories: Great Britain,Labor/Employment,Laws/Regulations,Retirement/Social Security


Describes proposals to ensure safer pension plans for British workers’ retirements.  House of Commons Command Paper Cm 8929


OASDI and SSI Program Rates and Limits 2015

Categories: Retirement/Social Security,Statistics,Welfare/Social Services

Fact sheet with program rates and adjustments including the 2015 Cost-of-Living adjustment.  Covers both the Old Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance and the Supplemental Security Income programs.  From the Social Security Administration


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