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.
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.
The laws governing state and local retirement funds should be amended where necessary to provide surviving and divorced spouses of public retirees with at least the same pro