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Hawaii Employees' Retirement System

How Realistic Is Hawaii Pension Fund’s New Expected Rate of Return?

How Realistic Is Hawaii Pension Fund’s New Expected Rate of Return?

Lowering expectations would only improve odds from 39 to 44 percent.
Only Changes to Design of Hawaii Public Employees Pension System Can Fix It

Only Changes to Design of Hawaii Public Employees Pension System Can Fix It

A response to op-eds by Hawaii retirement system officials and chairman of key House committee.

Pension Execs, Lawmaker Offer Steps to Fix Hawaii Public Pension System

Op-eds add to debate on Civil Beat about state's pension mess.
Fixing Hawaii’s Public Employees’ Pension Plan

Fixing Hawaii’s Public Employees’ Pension Plan

No one can credibly assert that maintaining the status quo is a way to deal with the retirement system's unfunded liability.

Berish Series Misleading

State rep criticizes actuary's series on Hawaii's public pension system, but says it contained a number of valid and important points.

Getting Discussion of Hawaii Public Pension System Back on Track

Let's get back to the real issues regarding the problems at the Hawaii Public Employees' Retirement System
Chairman of  ERS Board Responds to Civil Beat Series on Public Pensions

Chairman of ERS Board Responds to Civil Beat Series on Public Pensions

Asserts Hawaii Employees' Retirement System trustees "have done a very credible job of overseeing assets."
Hawaii, Like U.S., Getting Old and Turning Gray

Hawaii, Like U.S., Getting Old and Turning Gray

Survey — One in seven island residents is a senior citizen.

Dear Legislator: Don’t Pass Any Retirement Bills

Fellow of Society of Actuaries warns Hawaii lawmakers that with a few exceptions proposals only make an already bad problem worse.
Hawaii Employees' Retirement System