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.
Government workers should continue to have access to defined benefit (DB) plans.
Modifications to retirement plans or plan formulas should hold harmless current beneficiaries and employees. They should also ensure the retirement security needs of future retirees.
States should establish state-facilitated savings arrangements that will increase employee participation in retirement plans.
Policymakers should encourage measures to increase individuals’ ability to save for retirement.
Policymakers should allow employers to provide student loan-repayment aid as a tax-free benefit.
Consumers should have access to a range of safe, reliable, affordable, and customizable emergency and short-term savings options. This should include through payroll deduction or direct debit.
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: