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.
Social Security should cover all workers, including all newly hired state and local government workers.
Any changes to the determination and appeals process should ensure the following:
Employers should be required to automatically enroll employees in their retirement plans.
Policymakers should explore new, more consumer-centered systems for providing low-income assistance.
Government workers should continue to have access to defined-benefit plans.
Modifications to retirement plans or plan formulas should hold harmless current beneficiaries and employees.
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.