Our Strategic Plan

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Our 2014 Strategic Plan is broken down into the following:

Organization Mission

To advance the quality of life of current and future retired state employees.

VisionĀ 

RSEA will be a powerful advocate for a healthy, socially active, productive and economically secure retirement for Louisiana State current and future retirees.

GoalsĀ 

RSEA seeks to make a significant difference by:

  • Protecting and enhancing health and retirement benefits
  • Enhancing federal social security and other federal benefits for retirees
  • Securing COLAs
  • Promoting membership in RSEA
  • Keeping members and others informed of retiree issues and activities
  • Providing opportunities for social interaction among members
  • Providing opportunities for community service
  • Promoting unique benefits to members

Strategies

RSEA will seek to achieve its stated goals through using the strategies outlined under each goal.

Protecting and enhancing health and retirement benefits

  • Sponsor/support appropriate retirement and health related legislation and keep members informed in a timely manner
  • Continue to lobby the legislature on retirement and health related legislation
  • Coordinate legislation initiatives with other advocates

Enhancing social security and other federal and state benefits for retirees

  • Lobby to change federal legislation to allow all retirees to pay health and long term care insurance with pre-tax dollars
  • Lobby to repeal or modify Social Security offsets (WEP and GPO)

Securing COLAs

  • Sponsor/support appropriate COLA legislation and keep members informed in a timely manner
  • Continue to lobby the legislature on COLA legislation
  • Coordinate legislation initiatives, as appropriate, with other advocates

Promoting membership in RSEA

  • Make presentations on RSEA at pre-retirement and post retirement seminars
  • Make presentations or provide information booths relative to active state employees at various state government associations’ meetings and conferences
  • Meet with agency retirement liaisons
  • Provide information on RSEA to state agency new hires
  • Conduct recruitment of new retirees
  • Improve attendance at area chapter meetings

Keeping members and others informed of retiree issues and activities

  • Publish Quarterly Newsletter
  • Conduct Annual Regional meetings
  • Get press coverage of activities and issues
  • Make presentations or provide information booths relative to active state employees at various state government associations’ meetings and conferences
  • Meet with agency retirement liaisons about RSEA
  • Provide informational communications to members on urgent and/or important topics
  • Maintain committee to develop public relations plan

Providing opportunities for social interaction among members

  • Sponsor a Statewide Annual Meeting
  • Hold multiple chapter meetings per year as determined by Chapter Presidents
  • Organize and sponsor group trips

Providing opportunities for community service

  • Encourage volunteerism

Providing unique benefits to members

  • Recognize Chapter Member of the Year
  • Promote education seminars on issues relevant to members
  • Maintain a RSEA “Hall of Fame” for public servants who have made significant contributions to the employees and retirees of the State of Louisiana
  • Ongoing evaluation of benefits provider contract
  • Identify and maintain an informational program of available discounts, promotions and freebies