Retirement Security Summit: The Evolving Social Contract


On June 9, 2015, SLGE convened a Retirement Security Summit in order to explore pension and health benefit changes, retirement income trends, the implications of shifting demographics, and the evolving social contract with employees.

Program Moderator: Peter Harkness, Founder and Publisher Emeritus, Governing magazine

Welcome: Elizabeth Kellar, President & CEO, Center for State and Local Government Excellence

Introduction: Robert O’Neill, Executive Director, ICMA and Chair, Board of Directors, Center for State and Local Government Excellence

Keynote Speaker: Dallas Salisbury, President & CEO, Employee Benefit Research Institute [Download a pdf of Mr. Salisbury’s presentation]

Video – Welcome, Introduction, Keynote and Session 1:

Session 1: Retirement Income Trends and Pension Reforms

Session 2: The New Social Contract with Employees

  • Neil Reichenberg, Executive Director, International Public Management Association for Human Resources [Download a pdf of Mr. Reichenberg’s presentation]
  • Steven Kreisberg, Director of Collective Bargaining & Health Care Policy, American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees
  • Rebecca Hunter, Commissioner, Tennessee Department of Human Resources
  • Joshua Franzel, Vice President of Research, Center for State and Local Government Excellence [Download a pdf of Dr. Franzel’s presentation]

Session 3: Boosting Retirement Savings

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