Two members of PERA’s leadership team have recently been selected by Governor Polis to serve on Colorado statewide boards impacting private-sector retirement security and state employees. These appointments underscore PERA executives’ retirement, investment, financial, and human resource administration knowledge.
Colorado PERA Chief Investment Officer Amy C. McGarrity was appointed to the Colorado Secure Savings Plan Board, which studies the feasibility of creating the Colorado Secure Savings Plan and other appropriate approaches to increase the amount of retirement savings by Colorado’s private sector workers. McGarrity was appointed to serve as a representative with expertise in investment or retirement savings plan administration. Her term will expire on July 1, 2021.
“PERA has an excellent track record when it comes to designing supplemental retirement savings vehicles like the PERAPlus 401(k) and 457 Plans to help public sector workers increase their retirement savings,” McGarrity said. “I’m honored to be appointed to the Colorado Secure Savings Board, and look forward to applying my background and passion to improving retirement security for all Coloradans.”
See this PERA on the Issues post for more on the Secure Savings Plan Board: Colorado passes private sector retirement savings plans study.
Internal Audit Director Sarah Wager was appointed by Governor Polis to the State Personnel Board in June. The State Personnel Board adopts, amends, and repeals the procedures concerning the State personnel system. Her term on the Board expires June 30, 2022.
Wager noted, “I’ve worked within the State Personnel System for nearly 25 years, as an employee, a supervisor, a member of executive leadership, and have been responsible for overseeing human resource activities at a State agency. I am excited and honored to use my knowledge of the State Personnel System and employment matters impacting State employers and employees and to serve on this Board and contribute to the Board’s important mission.”
Colorado PERA is known for its expertise on critical issues impacting the well-being of public workers and retirement security of all Colorado residents. In their roles on state boards, McGarrity and Wager will continue to support sound public policy in their respective areas of expertise to the benefit of government employees and all Coloradans.