Public Employee Pensions: Is the Current System Sustainable?

May 11, 2011

Wednesday, May 11 from 7:45 a.m. to 9:15 a.m.
9th Floor Conference Room, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
25 Foster Street, Worcester, MA
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A panel discussion with
Jean-Pierre Aubry, Research Associate, Center for Retirement Research at Boston College; Co-author, “The Impact of Public Pensions on State and Local Budgets,” and several other CRR Working Papers on pension related issues.
James DelSignore, Worcester City Auditor and Ex-Officio Member of the Worcester Retirement Board
Steven Liskauskas, Associate, Collins Center for Public Management at UMass Boston’s McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies and former Executive Director, Springfield Finance Control Board
Moderated by David Luberoff, Executive Director, Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston, Harvard University
From Wisconsin to New Jersey to Beacon Hill, public-sector pensions have emerged as a critical financial issue for the nation’s states cities, and towns. How big are the gaps between what has been promised to employees and what’s been set aside to pay for those promises and what can be done to make sure that we have a viable and fair public-sector pension system for many years to come?
Cosponsored by the Worcester Regional Research Bureau and Harvard’s Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston.