New England Developments
As we begin 2021 and you start to prepare for next year’s budget, now is the time to assess whether a Voluntary Separation Incentive makes sense for your district or college. Public Agency Retirement Services (PARS) can conduct a complimentary in-depth analysis to determine the fiscal impact of an incentive based on your actual workforce demographics and will customize the design to meet the unique demands of your organization.read more...
PARS has a long-standing successful track record of implementing over 1,000 Voluntary Separation Incentives to more than 350 school districts, community colleges, and educational agencies nationwide. These incentives have helped districts reduce labor costs, restructure their workforce, and avoid/reduce the need for layoffs.read more...
Offered in partnership with U.S. Bank and Vanguard, PARS offers the nation’s ONLY IRS Section 115 Post Employment Benefits (PEB) trust, that enables municipalities for the first time to set aside funds for both pension and/or OPEB liabilities in one trust.read more...
With the introduction of GASB 75 which created increased retiree healthcare liabilities for many agencies throughout Connecticut, now is the time for your municipality or district to start addressing its long-term OPEB obligations.
Listed below are 10 key advantages
Hampshire Council of Governments (HCG) has partnered with PARS, to launch the Western Mass. OPEB Trust, available to all public entities in Berkshire, Franklin, Hampden, Hampshire, and Worcester counties. PARS will serve as Trust Administrator while Vanguard will manage low fee investment pools specially designed for the this program. In addition, the nation’s 5th largest bank, U.S. Bank, will safeguard each members’ assets by serving as corporate trustee/custodian.read more...