PERS seeks funds for tech upgrade

Jordan Masanga, the Oregon Public Employees Retirement System’s chief information officer, has proposed a tech overhaul to improve PERS’ cyber security and software programs.

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The proposal will seek $5.3 million every two years (a biennium) from the Legislature, including $545,000 to hire three software engineers and $4.5 million to contract with a company to build the new software.

Members of the PERS Board are likely to consider the proposals at their next meeting, scheduled for 1 p.m. May 27 at the PERS headquarters at 11410 SW 68th Parkway, Tigard.

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The PERS deficit exceeded $21 billion last month.

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