Public retirement systems should establish a maximum vesting period of five years for DB plans and one year for employers’ matching contr
States and localities should move toward full funding of their retirement systems.
Public and private employers should provide more flexible work options.
Public and private employers should offer phased-retirement programs and retiree reemployment programs that encourage employees to stay in the workforce beyond the time they
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.
Water policies that provide universal service should be developed.
Regulators should help the water industry realize economies of scale. They should consider consolidation, technological innovations, and other methods to control costs.
Policymakers should establish priorities concerning water quality and quantity within a region.
Policymakers should develop a water conservation program. The program should be adequately funded.