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The Public Employees Benefits Program (PEBP)

http://pebp.state.nv.us/

Board Meeting

The PEBP board will meet for a regular full meeting later this month on January 30, at 9:00 a.m., also in Carson City, with one item on the agenda called the "state of PEBP". A video conference of this meeting will be held at the Nevada System of Higher Education Chancellor's System Office Board Room #102 at 4300 South Maryland Parkway in Las Vegas. To view the agenda for the January 30 meeting, please click on the link below.

 

http://pebp.state.nv.us/brdpkts/01-30-15Agenda.pdf

 

There has also been a budget hearing for PEBP set for Thursday, January 29, before the Nevada Legislative Commission's Budget Subcommittee, starting at 8:30 a.m. at the Legislative Building in Carson City in Room 4100. A video conference is also set to be held in Las Vegas at the Grant Sawyer State Office Building in Room 4401, at 555 East Washington Avenue.

 

To view an agenda for this meeting, please click on the link below:

 

https://www.leg.state.nv.us/Interim/77th2013/Agendas/LegCommision

BudgetSubcomm/IA-LegCommisionBudgetSubcomm-012915-10816.pdf?1859033810

 

 

Currently, there is no official PEBP Board meeting in February, however, weekly legislative update meetings are expected to be held during the 2015 legislative session beginning in March.

 

In other news from the PEBP web-site:

Did you know PEBP offers a virtual library of instructional videos designed to assist you with learning about your benefits. Check them out by clicking on the link posted below.

http://www.pebp.state.nv.us/InstructionalVideos.htm

 

 

Public Employees Retirement System of Nevada (PERS)

http://www.nvpers.org/

PERS BUDGET SET FOR HEARINGS

 

The Seventy eight regular session of the Nevada State Legislature will convene on Monday, February 2, 2015 at Noon.

 

On Thursday, February 5th the Nevada Public Employees' Retirement System (PERS) is tenatively scheduled to present its agency budget to the Senate Finance Committe4e at its 8:00 a.m. meeting in Room 2134 of the legislative building at 401 S. Carson St. in Carson City. The PERS budget is tenatively scheduled to be heard at the legislative building by the Assembly Ways and Means Committee at 8:00 a.m. in Room 3137 on Monday, February 9.

 

Please recheck the legislative website as the dates and times for the hearings are subject to change. In addition note that there may be other items on the committees' agendas and PERS may not be the first item to be considered.

 

You are welcome to attend the hearings. Parking is available immediately adjacent to the legislative building in the Stewart Street garage (elevator equipped) and just south of the legislature in two surface level parking lots. For those in Southern Nevada, both hearings will be teleconferenced to the Grant Sawyer Building in downtown Las Vegas (check the legislative website for the exact room number) and all hearings can also be viewed online.

 

Board Meeting

The PERS Board will have its next meeting January 21 in Las Vegas.It will be held in the PERS Board Room at 5820 South Eastern Avenue, on the 2nd floor. The Education Session begins at 10:00 a.m., the second portion of the meeting at Noon. To view the agenda please click on the link below:

 

http://www.nvpers.org/public/boardBusiness/minutes/2015/0115ag.pdf

 

 

PRIVATE STUDY OF NEVADA PERS

YIELDS EXCELLENT RESULTS

The study of Nevada PERS came at the request of Governor Sandoval. The report was revealed this month and contained good news.

To read the entire report, including an introduction from PERS Executive Officer Tina Leiss, click on the link below:

http://www.nvpers.org/public/publications/2013_independent_comparable_study.pdf

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEVADA STATE LEGISLATURE

 

78TH REGULAR SESSION

 

CONVENES FEBRUARY 2, 2015

 

To view the latest information on legislative hearings please click on the link provided below. RPEN will have at least three paid lobbyists representing both active and retired public employees at all times during the session. We will post information and legislative updates here when warranted.

http://www.leg.state.nv.us/

 

As of January 27, 2015, there have been 93 pre-filed bills from the Senate and 93 pre-filed bills from the Assembly. To view the latest information on bills from the session please click on the link below:

 

https://www.leg.state.nv.us/Session/78th2015/Reports/

 

To view the latest Bill Draft Requests (BDR's)

(952 as of January 27, 2015) filed prior to the

2015 Legislative Session please click on the link below:

 

http://www.leg.state.nv.us/Session/78th2015/BDRList/

 

RPEN is currently tracking 20 of the 952 BDR's. Included are BDR's 184 and 185, from Reno State Assemblyman Randy Kirner. 184 seeks to create an interim task force to examine alternatives to the current Public Employees' Retirement System. Assembly Bill 3 (formerly known as BDR 185) seeks to revise provisions governing PERS, and change the current make-up of the PERS Board to include three members from the private sector. During the 2013 session, Assemblyman Kirner also sought to introduce a new hybrid pension plan for all new state government employees, however that bill never received a hearing.

Another BDR RPEN is watching is BDR 566, which comes from newly elected Assemblyman PK O'Neill of Carson City and seeks to revise provisions governing crimes committed against older and vulnerable persons. Once the session is underway RPEN will be well represented in Carson City by our Legislative Advocate Marlene Lockard and Executive Director Marty Bibb.

Check back to our web site periodically during the session for Legislative Updates that will be posted here.

 

 

 

Retired Public Employees of Nevada (RPEN)

The next regular meeting of RPEN's Executive Committee, will be July 14 and 15 in Carson City.

If you have questions about any information posted on our web-site you can reach the State Office of RPEN in Carson City by calling

1-775-882-7832.

 

 

* When the Nevada State Legislature is in session, or when special legislative hearings are being held in the off session years you can view those hearings over the Internet by going to the following web-site: www.leg.state.nv.us

Just go to that web-site and click on Listen to Meetings Live on the Internet

 

01/27/2015