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Hawaii Employees' Retirement System

Wishing We Didn’t Have to Pay the Piper

Why is the state retirement and health system so underfunded?
Civil Beat Poll – Hawaii Public Pension Woes Weigh on Voters

Civil Beat Poll – Hawaii Public Pension Woes Weigh on Voters

More than 80 percent of likely voters say they're concerned about Employees' Retirement System.

More Work Required to Fix the Public Employee Pension System

ERS chairman and top administrator say pension spiking bill key to fixing system.
Hawaii Pension System Proposes New OT Rules

Hawaii Pension System Proposes New OT Rules

Officials seek reforms to slow growth of $9 billion unfunded liability.
Over Past 10 Years, Hawaii Pension Investments At Bottom of Pack Nanea Kalani/Civil Beat

Over Past 10 Years, Hawaii Pension Investments At Bottom of Pack

Plan was to earn 8 percent annually. Report finds 5.44 percent avg. returns over past decade.
Excessive OT for Ambulance Workers Highlights Strain on Pension System

Excessive OT for Ambulance Workers Highlights Strain on Pension System

Hawaii public pension plan cites problem in push for reform.
What Can Hawaii Learn From Other States About Pension Spiking?

What Can Hawaii Learn From Other States About Pension Spiking?

Some states cap pay increases when calculating benefits, others make employers foot the bill.
Hawaii Public Pension Fund Lost $1.4 Billion Since June

Hawaii Public Pension Fund Lost $1.4 Billion Since June

Employees' Retirement System portfolio fell 11 percent in quarter ended Sept. 30.
Hawaii Retirement System Looks to Curb Pension Scams

Hawaii Retirement System Looks to Curb Pension Scams

ERS drafting legislation to deter boosting pay to spike pension benefits.
Hawaii Employees' Retirement System