Wednesday, May 31, 2006
Laboratory retirees, including many elderly couples, nearly filled the Duane Smith Auditorium Tuesday evening. They heard the first direct communication from the University of California since learning indirectly in January that the university was proposing to spin them off into a separate retirement plan within the system.
Judy Ackerhalt, UC's executive director of human resources and benefits from the Office of the President, discussed the two main issues, pensions and benefits, with the help of staff and other responsible officials.
Judging by the number of questions asked, there was a high degree of interest in UC's still indefinite plans for the pensions for retirees of Los Alamos National Laboratory.
[Sounds of boots being licked at the prospect of receiving what was owed...]
Well I certainly feel much better about all of this now. I'm glad we cleared that up.