Would you please include in this Bill state employees who meet the "80 and out" requirement who had deferred their retirement for the following reasons:
a) was initially furloughed as Permanent Intermittent (PIs), were later laid off and, after three (3) years were removed from the
b) Left state government to pursue entrepreneurship and now qualifies for retirement under this bill, and/or
c) cannot find a job due to age or lack of necessary experience or training to compete with the global contestants
on the information superhighway.
If we are not included, we will have to wait five to ten years longer to retire or get any retirement benefits.
In other words, please expand the definition of "80 and out" to include those who deferred their retirement and now qualify;
what ever equals "80" (55 years and 25 years of service, etc). Thank you.