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Consensus-Based Rulemaking

MainePERS is voluntarily conducting consensus-based rulemaking under 5 M.R.S § 8051-B related to the MainePERS disability and appeals programs.  Additional information about this process is available here.


Rules & Rulemaking

MainePERS is in the process of rulemaking on one rule. A brief description of current rulemaking is as follows:

Chapter 803 – Participating Local District Consolidated Retirement Plan

Chapter 803 (PDF)

This rule governs the Consolidated Retirement Plan for Participating Local Districts (PLDs).  Under the current rule, cost-of-living adjustments are paid to eligible retirees based on the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U), up to a maximum of 2.5%.  The CPI-U for the twelve-month period ending June 30, 2022 was 9.1%.  The amendments to the rule authorize the payment of an additional 1.0% cost-of-living adjustment effective September 2022 to eligible PLD retirees. 

A public hearing on the proposed amended rule is scheduled for 11:00 a.m. on December 8, 2022, in the MainePERS Board Room at 139 Capitol Street, Augusta, Maine.

The proposed amended rule may be viewed on this web site via the link above, or a copy may be obtained by contacting the Chief Executive Officer’s office at 1-800-451-9800 or by email at [email protected]

Written comments may be submitted at [email protected], or through regular U.S. mail at MainePERS, P.O. Box 349, Augusta, ME  04332-0349.  Written comments must be received no later than 4:00 p.m. on December 19, 2022.

More information regarding this rulemaking can also be found at the Secretary of State’s website at:  https://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/rules/notices/2022/111622.html