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Frank Jobert Interview (2012)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Interview

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2012-05-11

Duration: 00:08:11

Subjects: Politics | Government | Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 2012 | Retired State Employees Association of Louisiana | Retirement


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Jobert, Frank Interviewee


This segment from the May 11, 2012, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Charlie Whinham and Shauna Sanford’s on-set interview with Frank Jobert, the executive director of the Retired State Employees Association. He discusses the retirement reform bills under consideration at the 2012 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature, including: the proposed changes to the benefit calculation formula; their agreement with the proposed anti-spiking measure, which prevents employees from arbitrarily inflating their benefits; the proposed increase in employee contributions; the proposed increase in the retirement age; the system’s unfunded accrued liability; and his belief that the system is not broken.