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File #: 14-0646    Version: 1 Name: 5/19/14 Resolution to Adopt Revised Funding Policies for Pension and VEBA
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 5/19/2014 In control: City Council
On agenda: 5/19/2014 Final action: 5/19/2014
Enactment date: 5/19/2014 Enactment #: R-14-164
Title: Resolution to Adopt Revised Funding Policies for the City's Pension and Voluntary Employee Beneficiary Association (VEBA) Plans
Attachments: 1. Information Pgs-Pension Policy FY15.pdf, 2. Information Pgs-OPEB Policy FY15.pdf
Title
Resolution to Adopt Revised Funding Policies for the City's Pension and Voluntary Employee Beneficiary Association (VEBA) Plans
Memorandum
Attached for your review and approval are revised funding policies for the City's Pension and VEBA (retiree healthcare) plans. These policies were drafted to provide guidance on how to fund the existing long-term liabilities of the pension and VEBA systems. Fundamentally these policies attempt to accelerate funding into the plans during periods of economic strengthening and to provide some reduction of future cost increases to the City for these plans during periods of moderate economic weakness. The policies are expected to achieve this by recommending that future city contributions to the plans be the higher of the Actuarial Required Contribution (ARC) rate or the existing level of contributions adjusted for the change in General Fund revenues. The recommended revision establishes a minimum increase of 2% per year, which staff and the City's actuary indicate is appropriate to achieve full funding at a future date.

Adoption of these policies is consistent with the City Administrator's recommended budget.

Staff recommends adoption of these policies.
Staff
Prepared by: Tom Crawford, CFO, Finance and Administrative Services Administrator
Approved by: Steven D. Powers, City Administrator
Body
Whereas, On May 21, 2012, Council adopted (R-12-237) funding policies for the City's pension and VEBA funds;

Whereas, The City staff and the City's actuary have indicated a minimum annual increase of 2% is an appropriate policy to achieve full funding; and

Whereas, The City desires to operate within prudent financial policies that seek to both address long-term liabilities while also mitigating future increases in operating costs;

RESOLVED, That the City Council adopt the attached revised pension and VEBA funding policies in order to help address the City's long-term liabilities and mitigate future i...

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