Our cities and states are facing unprecedented demands to maintain fiscal stability in the face of economic crisis. While states and localities focus on the day-to-day demands of governing, they must also contend with long-term obligations to pension programs, retiree health benefits, workers compensation programs, and infrastructure investments.
As part of its annual MPA Residency Program, West Virginia University's Division of Public Administration will address these issues with a Symposium on Long-term Unfunded and Underfunded Liabilities.
The one-day Symposium on Long-term Unfunded and Underfunded Liabilities features policymakers, academics, and experts, who will address the scope and breadth of long-term debt issues and describe how some states are dealing with these concerns.
The group will discuss the unfunded and underfunded liability as it affects West Virginia and other states and explore how West Virginia dealt with one long-term liability problem by reinventing its workers' compensation system.
This event is sponsored by the West Virginia University Division of Public Administration in the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Business and Economics and the College of Law; additional support is provided by The Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond.
Industry, academics, policy makers, labor leaders, general public
For more information, contact L. Christopher Plein, assistant dean of the School of Applied Social Sciences, at (304) 293-2614 ext. 37974 or Chris.Plein@mail.wvu.edu.
Rebecca Herod, 304-293-7405 ext. 5251 or Rebecca.Herod@mail.wvu.edu
Deadline: November 9, 2010
Registration has closed. Thank you for your interest.