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CalPERS Board Approves New Actuarial Policies

The California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) Board of Administration has approved new actuarial policies that are aimed at returning the System to fully-funded status within 30 years.   Increasing contributions more rapidly in the short term is expected to result in almost a 25 percent improvement in funded status over a 30-year-period. The amortization would have a five-year ramp-up of rates at the start and a five-year ramp-down at the end.  Nevada County’s Chief Financial Officer Joe Christoffel explains  CalPERS action.
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Nevada County has already taken steps to lessen the impact of it’s retirement obligation.  The county has 775 full-time equivalent employees  enrolled in CalPERS and all new employees after January 1, 2013 are in a lower tier of benefits. Still, Christoffel says the new policy by CalPERS will increase costs in the short term.
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Christoffel says the change will not take effect until the 2015-16 budget year.  In the  2012-13 budget the county contributed approximately $12.5 Million to CalPERS.
CalPERS says  based on investment return simulations performed for the next 30 years, increasing contributions more rapidly in the short term is expected to result in almost a 25 percent improvement in funded status over a 30-year-period.

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