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Leading Pension Defender Leaves Legacy for Firefighters

Alva Littlejohn, who served on the Lubbock Fire Pension for 32 years and as a firefighter for 29 years in the City of Lubbock, died on Dec. 11, 2023. Family and friends remembered him during a visitation on Dec. 17 and funeral services on Dec. 18. He was 79.

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Actuaries Assume Cities Should Participate More

The Actuarial Panel on Oct. 3, 2023, at the TLFFRA Conference proved entertaining and informative to attendees. From left are David Fee, staff actuary of the Pension Review Board; Mark Fenlaw, with Rudd and Wisdom; David Sawyer, Definiti; Brad Heinrichs, Foster and Foster; and Thomas Bevins, Gabriel Roeder Smith & Company. 

A panel of four actuaries who work with pension funds across Texas and the U.S. shared their insights and experiences on various topics, such as city participation, intensive reviews, and benchmarking, at the Texas Local Fire Fighters Retirement Act (TLFFRA) Education Foundation Conference on Oct. 3, 2023. The panel was moderated by David Fee, the staff actuary for the Texas Pension Review Board (PRB). Getting municipalities to increase their participation was the hot topic of the panel.

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Pension Review Board Reports on System News

On June 29, the Texas Pension Board received updates on the recent progress and changes pension funds have made. The City of Midland and pension officials presented their case at the beginning of the meeting, and PRB staff actuary David Fee followed on with additional reports:

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May 1-7 is Public Service Recognition Week 2022

There are an estimated 15.1 million full-time and 4.7 million part-time employees working in state and local governments in the U.S., according to the 2020 Annual Survey of Public Employment and Payroll, the most recent statistics available from the U.S. Census Bureau. 

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Austin Fire Fighters Relief & Retirement Fund Seeks Fund Administrator

JOB ADVERTISEMENT: Our client, Austin Fire Fighters Relief & Retirement Fund (AFRS), a single employer defined benefit pension plan provides service retirement, death, disability and termination benefits for eligible members and their survivors, is seeking a Fund Administrator  

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