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Earl Gregg Swem Library

A Look at Today’s Pension Equity Plans

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

http://www.bls.gov/opub/btn/volume-4/pdf/a-look-at-todays-pension-equity-plans.pdf

Examines the transition of public and private employers from traditional pensions to pension equity plans to provide retirement income to workers while limiting financial responsibility for employers.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

Social Security Programs Throughout the World: Asia and the Pacific, 2014

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

http://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/progdesc/ssptw/2014-2015/asia/ssptw14asia.pdf

Descriptions and statistics of social security programs in the countries of Asia and Pacific Islands including old age, disability, survivors, work injury, unemployment and other types of program coverage.  From the Social Security Administration

 

The Effects of Conflicted Investment Advice on Retirement Savings

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Financial Crisis/Markets,Headlines,Retirement/Social Security

http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/docs/cea_coi_report_final.pdf

Examines whether the use of financial advisors by Americans seeking help in investing their retirement sums may lead to conflicts of interest and the effects of those conflicts on retirement savings.  Estimates that the aggregate annual cost of conflicted investment advice is about $17 billion annually.  From the Council of Economic Advisers

 

Optional Retirement Plan for Higher Education: Review of Contribution Rates

Categories: Retirement/Social Security,Statistics,Virginia Issues

http://leg2.state.va.us/dls/h&sdocs.nsf/By+Year/RD892015/$file/RD89.pdf

Concludes that given the current Option Retirement Plan employer contribution rates, the benefit replacement ratio generated is in line with other VRS sponsored plans.  From the Virginia Retirement System

 

The Taxation of Social Security Benefits

Categories: Govt Finance,Retirement/Social Security,Taxes

http://www.cbo.gov/publication/49948

Explains how taxes on social security benefits are determined, how those taxes have changed over time, and how the treatment of taxes on social security benefits compares with the treatment of taxes on other pension income.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

Annual Survey of Public Pensions: State- and Locally-Admistered Defined Benefit Data Summary Report: 2013

Categories: Govt Finance,Govt Personnel,Retirement/Social Security,Statistics

http://www2.census.gov/govs/retire/g13-aspp-sl.pdf

Presents data on pension systems for public employees.  Covers defined benefit plans but not defined contribution plans.  From the Census Bureau

 

 

Final Report of the Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission

http://www.mcrmc.gov/public/docs/report/MCRMC-FinalReport-29JAN15-HI.pdf

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

http://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/cbofiles/attachments/49892-Outlook2015.pdf

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

 

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