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Introduction

During the 2022 session, the Minnesota Legislature passed Senate File 1547, a bill requiring the Department of Labor and Industry (DLI) to complete a study of police disability benefit adequacy with the assistance of the Public Employees Retirement Association (PERA). DLI has partnered with researchers at the Institute for Urban and Regional Infrastructure Finance from the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota to work on completing the study by the designated due date, Jan. 15, 2023.

The required study must consider workers' compensation benefits and duty disability and retirement benefits from the PERA Police and Fire plan and the adequacy of these benefits for Minnesota police officers.

Public hearing Dec. 1, 2022

DLI is hosting a public hearing Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022, 10 a.m. to noon, via Webex. The public hearing is part of the legislatively mandated study required by Laws of Minnesota 2022, chapter 65, article 7, that DLI is collaborating on with a research staff at the University of Minnesota's Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs.

This public hearing will focus on the preliminary findings of the study from the University of Minnesota's research staff. The hearing will also provide an opportunity for interested parties to comment about the study before the final completion of a report.

Interested parties can attend the hearing via the Webex link below. For those interested in speaking during the comment portion of the hearing, complete and return the open forum request form below no later than 10 a.m., Nov. 30, 2022. 

For more information about the public hearing or to submit your open forum request form, email Deb Jevne at pdbastudy.dli@state.mn.us.

Study

The study will be posted on this page by the due date, Jan. 15, 2023.

Additional information, updates

For additional information about the study, contact Ethan Landy, DLI Office of General Counsel, at pdbastudy.dli@state.mn.us or 651-284-5006.