Public retirement systems should establish a maximum vesting period of five years for DB plans and one year for employers’ matching contributions to defined contribution or hybrid plans.
States and localities should move toward full funding of their retirement systems.
Federal and state laws should prohibit maximum hiring ages and mandatory retirement ages for all workers. This should include public-safety employees.
Businesses that bid on federal, state, and local contracts should be required to report any complaints and determinations of unlawful and unfair practices.
Policymakers should encourage and promote maximum participation in the electoral process.
Federal, state, and local governments should maintain substantial penalties for violations of campaign finance laws.
Policymakers should expand disclosure requirements for all funds spent on elections or ballot initiatives.
Policymakers should protect against deceptive or misleading political fundraising practices.
All voters should be able to cast an absentee ballot (known as no-excuse absentee voting or no-excuse vote-by-mail). Election officials should make absentee voting easy and convenient.
Elections should be administered in a transparent and nonpartisan manner. Poll workers should take training on best practices for ensuring nonpartisanship is upheld during elections.