Welcome to the latest edition of This Week in Pensions! We have gathered the best stories about pensions and retirement security from the previous week. This is the news you need to know in the fight for a secure retirement.
Here is the top story from the last week:
Kansas correctional officers’ work is demanding. Here’s how the state can help by Jon-Wesley O’Hara. In an opinion piece written for the Kansas City Star, O’Hara, a correctional officer at the Topeka Correctional Institute writes about four different ways the State of Kansas can better recruitment and retention of correctional officers statewide. These four points include cutting back on mandatory overtime, bettering insurance plans, moving correctional officers from the Kansas Public Employee Retirement System (KPERS) to the Kansas Police and Firemen’s Retirement System (KP&F), and provide more training for officers. O’Hara writes, “These four steps are a good start to ensuring correctional officers across the state are treated with respect and dignity. Making these necessary changes would also help the state recruit and retain the absolute best people. It would make sure that our officers, our facilities, our inmate population and the communities surrounding them are safe and secure.”
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