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Welcome to the Coalition to Preserve Retirement Security

CPRS is the leading national organization dedicated to preserving the voluntary participation of state and local employees in Social Security.

If your organization does not belong to the coalition and is interested in joining, you can learn more about the benefits of membership here.

If you are a public employee or retiree, we invite you to learn more about the issues by reading the reports below and other information on our site. If you support our efforts, please encourage your pension plan, association or other employee or retiree group to join us.

CPRS Updates Response Brochure

In response to increasing calls for mandatory Social Security coverage for state and local public employees, CPRS has prepared a new informational brochure, "Retirement Insecurity The Unintended Consequences of Mandatory Social Security."

The brochure was released at the March 2 coalition Annual Meeting and is intended for use with congressional offices, state legislators and other policymakers.

2015 Annual Meeting Announced

The 2015 Annual Meeting will take place at 4 p.m. on Monday, March 2, in the Pan American Room of the Capitol Hilton, 1001 16th Street, N.W., Washington, D.C.

The meeting will feature a presentation by Kim Hildred, the former staff director of the Committee on Ways and Means Subcommittee on Social Security. For 17 years, Kim assisted committee Republicans in the development and passage of Social Security legislation. During that time, Kim became a great friend of CPRS, and the coalition recognized Kim in 2003 for her friendship.

The meeting will also include a presentation regarding the Equal Treatment of Public Servants Act (H.R. 711), legislation introduced by Reps. Kevin Brady, R-Texas, and Richard Neal, D-Mass., to reform the windfall elimination provision (WEP).

The meeting has been scheduled to coincide with the NASRA Winter Meeting, the NCTR-NASRA Joint Legislative Conference and the Annual NIRS Policy Conference. Members and friends of CPRS are welcome to attend.

NAPO Convention features Mandatory Social Security Discussion

Tom Lussier, CPRS administrator, addressed the issue of mandatory Social Security at the 2014 Annual Convention of the National Association of Police Organizations (NAPO) in Kalispell, Mont. NAPO Executive Director Bill Johnson is a member of the CPRS Board of Directors.

Brady, Neal lead effort to Repeal Windfall Elimination Provision

A bipartisan bill (H.R. 711) has been filed in the U.S. House of Representatives to treat teachers, firefighters and police officers who paid into Social Security the same as other American workers. U.S. Reps. Kevin Brady, R-Texas, and Richard Neal, D-Mass., senior members of the House Ways & Means Committee, are leading the effort to alter the controversial Social Security provision known as the windfall elimination provision (WEP).

CPRS Updates Response Brochure
Document outlines negative consequences of proposals to require Social Security coverage for all newly-hired public employees . . . more

Uncovered: Social Security, Retirement Uncertainty, and 1 Million Teachers
Bellwether Education Partners' December 2014 report supporting mandatory Social Security coverage for teachers draws sharp response from National Council on Teacher Retirement . . . more

The Impact of Mandatory Coverage on State and Local Budgets
The Boston College Center for Retirement Research drew conclusions in its May 2014 report that are not supported by CPRS research or data prepared by CPRS members . . . more

The Cost of Universal Social Security Coverage of State and Local Workers
Study puts five-year cost of mandatory Social Security coverage for newly-hired public employees at $53.5 billion . . . more

Establishing the Facts
Myths and reality about mandatory Social Security coverage . . . more