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CalSTRS – Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)

See CalSTRS cutting edge efforts in increasing their sustainability efforts with staff as part of their strategic plan. CalSTRS is working towards being the first U.S. public pension plan to be a GRI entity.
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Minnesota TRA Board Adopts Resolution

Executive Director Meredith Williams received a resolution on behalf of the Minnesota TRA Board for remaining “steadfast in his support and protection of the retirement security interests of active and retired public teachers nationwide!” Read more

CalSTRS — Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)

See CalSTRS cutting edge efforts in increasing their sustainability efforts with staff as part of their strategic plan. CalSTRS is working towards being the first U.S. public pension plan to be a GRI entity. View video

Remembering Jim Mosman

We lost an advocate, colleague, and dear friend this week.  Jim Mosman died in his longtime hometown of Sacramento, California, on Tuesday, November 4, 2014. Jim served as Executive Director of NCTR…Read more.

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Minnesota TRA Board Adopts Resolution

Minnesota TRA Board Resolution

The Financial Literacy Seminar Series Steering Committee, George Washington University School of Business A letter from NCTR Executive Director Meredith Williams

November 22, 2016 The Financial Literacy Seminar Series Steering Committee The George Washington University School of Business 2201 G Street NW, Duquès Hall Washington, DC 20052 Ladies and Gentlemen: I am the Executive Director of the National Council on Teacher Retirement (NCTR), which serves 68 state, territorial, and local pension systems representing more than 19… Continued

12/22/15: A Holiday Message from Meredith Williams, NCTR Executive Director

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REFERENCED IN: NCTR FYI, October 27, 2015 Article: NCTR, Other National Organizations Implore President, Congress to Block Medicare Part B Premium Hike

October 27, 2015.  We are writing on behalf of the National Council on Teacher Retirement (NCTR), the National Conference on Public Employee Retirement Systems (NCPERS), the National Education Association (NEA), the National Association of State Retirement Administrators (NASRA), and the American Federation of Teachers (AFT). NCTR represents 68 state, territorial, and local pension systems, which… Continued

6/2/15: Pennsylvania House Democratic Policy Committee: A letter from NCTR Executive Director Meredith Williams

 June 1, 2015.  I am writing to you on behalf of the National Council on Teacher Retirement (NCTR) in connection with your June 4, 2015, hearing on retirement security from a national perspective. NCTR, founded in 1924, is an independent 501(c)(6) association dedicated to safeguarding the integrity of public retirement systems in the United States… Continued

5/29/15: Pennsylvania House State Government Committee: A letter from NCTR Executive Director Meredith Williams

May 28, 2015.  I am writing to you on behalf of the National Council on Teacher Retirement (NCTR) in connection with your June 4, 2015, hearing on Senate Bill 1, proposed legislation that I understand would establish a defined contribution retirement benefit plan applicable to all newly-hired Pennsylvania public employees as well as add a… Continued

Senator Orrin Hatch: A letter from NCTR Executive Director Meredith Williams

April 28, 2015. On behalf of the National Council on Teacher Retirement (NCTR) and the National Conference on Public Employee Retirement Systems (NCPERS), representing the majority of state and local government retirement system participants, we congratulate you on your chairmanship of the Senate Finance Committee.  We look forward to working with you in the new… Continued

The Pew Center on the States: A letter from NCTR Executive Director Meredith Williams

February 23, 2015. Re: Research on state plan funding levels for 2013. On behalf of the National Council on Teacher Retirement (NCTR) and the 68 state, territorial and local pension systems that it represents, I am writing with reference to your research on state plan funding levels for 2013, which I understand will be used to… Continued

Arnold Foundation to Launch Major National Communications Campaign Targeting Public Pensions

September 19, 2014. “This new national campaign represents a very alarming escalation of the Arnold Foundation’s drive to destroy the current, cost-effective public sector pension model, built around the goal of an adequate, affordable, modest retirement benefit that a retiree cannot outlive,” said Meredith Williams, the Executive Director of the National Council on Teacher Retirement… Continued

The Pew Center on the States: A letter from NCTR Executive Director, Meredith Williams

August 12, 2014. On behalf of the National Council on Teacher Retirement (NCTR) member systems that the Pew Charitable Trusts has contacted regarding its research on state public pension fund investment performance, I would like to thank you for extending an invitation to our members to collaborate on this project. NCTR’s member systems are happy to… Continued

National Council on Teacher Quality

August 4, 2014

I am writing with reference to the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) 2014 analysis of states’ retirement and pension policy for teachers, which I understand that you intend to include in a published report later this year. Frankly, while providing each teacher pension plan with the opportunity to review and comment on your analysis of its plan may appear to be commendable, I find it to be an empty gesture. Read more

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