Some Oregon retirees to see 2 percent pensions cut



SALEM, Ore. (AP) — More than 20,000 retired Oregon public employees will start seeing a 2 percent reduction in their monthly checks this year to pay back an overpayment. Another 8,000 who received a lump sum pension payment will be asked to set up a re-payment plan.

The Public Employees Retirement System directors approved the plan Thursday to recoup $156 million in overpayments to so-called “window retirees” who retired between April 2000 and April 2004.

The Statesman Journal reports ( the state could hire private collection firms to pursue payment from pensioners living outside the state who refuse to pay back the money.


Information from: Statesman Journal,