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Supreme Court Decision
The Oregon Supreme Court issued its decision in the Arken/Robinson cases October 6, 2011. PERS is reviewing the decision and considering how to proceed.
 
The Supreme Court’s media release states:
 
“The Oregon Supreme Court decided two related cases that challenged an order issued by the Public Employees Retirement Board (PERB) that established repayment methods that PERB intended to use to recover overpayments to so-called Window Retirees (public employees who are Tier One members of PERS who retired under the Money Match retirement allowance formula and who retired with an effective retirement date on or after April 1, 2000, and before April 1, 2004). In a unanimous decision, the Court held that PERB’s Order Adopting Repayment Methods is within the statutory authority of the agency and that PERB properly can recoup the overpayments made to the Window Retirees under ORS 238.715.”
 
The Court also ruled in the Goodson case that addressed related issues.
 
We will provide more information when it becomes available.
 
Read the Arken/Robinson Supreme Court decision 
Read the Goodson Supreme Court decision