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Friday, June 8 • 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Challenges Facing the Teacher Retirement System (TRS)

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TRS

Since 1943, the Teachers Retirement System of Georgia has been a substantial part of the educational compensation package for educators in Georgia.  When created under the leadership of Governor Ellis Arnall, his goal was to help attract quality teachers into the profession while “allowing them to live out their retirement years in dignity” according to Arnall.  Georgia continues to have one of the best retirement systems in the country in terms of both funding status as well as benefits to retirees.  Nationally, however, there has been a trend toward pension reform that has taken a number of different forms.  In Georgia, key state leadership have been quite supportive of the retirement system for educators as they have continued to provide funding that has helped to insure sustainability.  This presentation will provide an update of TRS as it currently exists, a look into what pension reform has looked like in other states, and a review of the past legislative session as it relates to retirement systems.

Speakers
avatar for L.C. (Buster) Evans

L.C. (Buster) Evans

Executive Director, Teachers Retirement System of Georgia
L. C. (Buster) Evans is the Executive Director of the Teachers Retirement System of Georgia where he began serving in September 2016.  He is a graduate of Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, received Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Valdosta State College, and he received... Read More →



Friday June 8, 2018 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Scarbrough 1-5 (Lobby Level)