At the close of the state legislative session changes went through that have far reaching impacts on current and future state employees. If you didn't catch this on the Facebook/Twitter circuit, then here is the link to a letter written in response to recent changes in the VRS(Virginia Retirement System). It was adressed to Virginia's Public School Teachers(and other state employees) and appeared on the Roanoke Times website. VRS has been the source of many a "surplus" for more than one administration and has been a political football. It really is frustrating though since employees end up being the ones getting kicked. It is never about money for teachers but money matters despite what we say and do. One would like to think all the state employees matter too. I guess not.
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This Blog briefly explains some of the impacts.