Legislative Goals

  1. A 3% across the board pay raise for all active state employees and teachers.
  2. SHBP health benefits should remain at the current level and cost (both premiums and out of pocket expenses).
  3. The unfunded liability of the ERS and TRS retirement funds should be reduced if available funds are identified.
  4. A COLA for state retirees should be granted at some level in the 2017 Budget as funds are identified.
  5. Passage of legislation establishing a DCH Advisory Council to provide consumer input prior to SHBP plan changes.
  6. Allow no further changes to authorized investments under ERS pension fund that expand “risky investments options”, and keep existing safeguards in the law in place.



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