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Georgia Association of Public Pension Trustees

Now in its eleventh year, the GAPPT exists to promote education for Georgia's public retirement system fiduciaries. The Association believes "an educated fiduciary is an effective fiduciary"TM. Our educational events promote discussion of topics pertinent to the current economic climate and provide fiduciaries the information and tools to better serve their constituents. If you are a current member of the GAPPT, please continue to check the website periodically to see what is new. If you are interested in joining the Association, we hope to see your name on our rosters soon.

What Does it Mean for Me? Georgia's New Education Requirement for Public Retirement System Trustees

In 2019, the state of Georgia passed legislation requiring each public retirement system trustee to complete appropriate education applicable to his or her fiduciary duties and obligations under the public retirement system. A trustee appointed or elected on or after July 1, 2019 will now be required to complete a minimum of 8 hours of education within one year of becoming a new trustee. Trustees appointed or elected before July 1, 2019, or who have served one or more years, will need to complete a minimum of 12 hours of continuing education every two years

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Examining the Nest Egg: The Sources of Retirement Income for Older Americans

Forty percent of older Americans rely only on Social Security income in retirement, while seven percent of retirees receive income from Social Security, a defined benefit pension, and a defined contribution account. In its latest report, the National Institute on Retirement Security (NIRS) found that income from these three sources is widely considered to be the ideal situation to ensure retirement security, particularly for the middle class.

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