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man at computer Public employers must provide disclosure of their pension plan obligations on their annual financial statements to the public, but the consequences of these disclosures are not yet fully realized. (Photo: Shutterstock)

The public sector is far-reaching, spanning many professions across government agencies, including schools, hospitals, research organizations and more. With such an extensive network of employees, the public sector retirement plan space touches far more individuals than one might first assume.

Historically, public employers have offered retirement plans through the defined benefit (DB) plan structure, which offered better than average benefits.

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