There will be a Peer Liaison Training Class on Wednesday, April 26, 2017, at the State PBA Offices in Woodbridge from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  Lunch will be provided.  If you are interested, you MUST RSVP to info@njspba.comThe class is limited to the first 40 people.

The New Jersey State PBA will again be hosting a training seminar for financial book keeping. The course will be instructed by Edmond P. Brady, CPA of McEnerney Brady & Company LLC. The course will give an overview on general book keeping, required filings to the IRS and State of NJ and the best practices for treasurers, trustees and the executive boards.  The course is designed for your Local or County Conference treasurers but will provide information that is beneficial to all executive board members as well.

The seminar will be on Thursday, April 20, 2017 at the State PBA office at 158 Main Street in Woodbridge. There will be two sessions offered, a morning session from 10am-Noon and an afternoon session from 1pm-3pm. To register, email and provide your local information, the names of the members seeking to attend and the session preferred.

It was a hectic day for over 300 NJSPBA members who crowded the NJ Assembly hallways in support of legislation that allows the Police and Firemen’s Retirement System to be managed by a board comprised of law enforcement, firefighters and government officials.  I want to publicly thank all our members who made it to Trenton to gather support for this effort on less than 24-hour notice.  Our membership always comes through when it matters—Thank you.

After years of underperforming investment gains and increasing hedge fund consultant fees, if the governor approves this legislation, this legislation will provide an opportunity for us, along with our brothers and sisters from the FMBA and the FOP, to protect our retirement funds.

I want to also thank the majority of Assembly members and State Senators who supported us in this effort.  I encourage all of you to know your legislators and find out if they supported the NJSPBA today.  Please contact me if you want information on the actual vote.

The recent hysteria from local government officials about PBA endorsed legislation to restructure the management of the Police and Firemen’s Retirement System is a massive stretch of the facts that ignores the reality of the clear language of the bill, the success of the labor-management pension funds around the nation and the League of Municipalities role in crafting much of the bill as it appears today.


Help us fight for the future health of PFRS – Support S-3040/A-99!

Call your Assembly members TODAY!

The Assembly will meet on Thursday, March 23rd, 2017 to consider Senate Bill 3040/Assembly Bill 99.  We proposed the legislation to protect the PFRS from political interference and the State’s mismanagement that over the last 20 years has reduced the value of PFRS from over 100% funded to just over 70% funded today.  The bill establishes a new PFRS Board of Trustees who will hire professionals and staff to manage the PFRS, to make its investments and to establish policies to enforce government pension payments to achieve full funding for the pension fund.  The time has come to put an end to shell games and political moves that has underfunded our pension system.  You deserve to have a pension fund that is managed by professionals whose only job will be to fund PFRS and to preserve your benefits.  Our bill will do that and we need your support today to get it done.

Please call your Assembly members today:

  • Tell them you are a voter in their District
  • Tell them you are a member of the State PBA
  • Ask them to vote “YES” on S-3040/A-99

One short phone call multiplied by our 33,000 members and your family can make a difference.  The choice before us is clear.  Do nothing and let the State continue to mismanage PFRS and lose money investing for you or pass this bill and bring stability and fiscal strength to PFRS.

The choice belongs to the Assembly now.  Let them know you care about the future of PFRS and this bill.


Pat Colligan
State President

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