Jim N. Reed: Follow-up letter to Kevin Boyce
Subject: Appointment of Dr. Dennis Leone to represent your office on STRS Board
Dear Treasurer Boyce,
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RHETORIC: ORSC is forcing STRS to CUT COLA.
ACTUALITY: There is nothing to suggest the above is true except for various statements and implications by some at STRS.
To the best of my knowledge, ORSC is not telling STRS to cut COLA. That is a copout!
ORSC has listed many items that can be used to help restore the 30 Year Funding Period and COLA is just one of them.
Retirees need to contact members of ORSC to find out the truth.
I have read the ORSC reports. Nowhere have I found ORSC stating to the retirement systems that COLA must be cut.
If I am wrong, I would appreciate substantiating documentation from ORSC to prove that I am wrong.
STRS Retiree ALERT!
The Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) you received from STRS in your last pension check on July 1, 2009 may be the last COLA you ever receive.
*** The STRS Board will be meeting on August 20 & 21 to decide the fate of
our retiree COLA. The Board will vote to decrease it, eliminate it entirely
or with your help and support--keep it intact!
Please write our STRS Board members and our Executive Director, Mr. Mike Nehf at STRS,
WHAT TO TELL THEM: Retirees have born the brunt of most if not all the financial cuts at STRS over the last few years. Retirees lost their 13th check; retirees lost their spousal insurance subsidy; and retirees annually see their insurance premiums escalate while their insurance coverages shrink. Retirees can NOT AFFORD any more CUTS!
STRS Board member email addresses:
Dennis Leone: firstname.lastname@example.org
Taiyia Hayden: email@example.com
Craig Brooks: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tim Myers: email@example.com
Steve Puckett: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mark Meuser: email@example.com
Jeff Chapman: firstname.lastname@example.org
Conni Ramser: email@example.com
Mike Nehf (Executive Director): firstname.lastname@example.org
Write NOW—your financial future may depend on it!