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    The Savannah Area Chapter of SHRM Chapter Meeting - HRCI Credit

    Date: March 20, 2014, 6:00pm – 8:15pm
    The Board
    The Savannah Morning News (Auditorium)
    1375 Chatham Pkwy
    Savannah, GA 31405
    Free to Members $20 per Guest
    Event Type:
    Local Chapter Event
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    Current Market Trends for Government Retirement Plan Sponsors

    Ed Emerson, Partner, Tax, Benefits & Compensation Group, Morris, Manning & Martin

    Learning Objectives:
    o “Best Practices” for government retirement plan markets and trend
    o What are Plan sponsors asking for?
    o What do Plan participants need?
    o What plan designs and transitions are deferred compensation committees implementing nationally?
    o Participant takeaways:
    o Managing the shift from DB to DC plans
    o How to implement fiduciary best practices
    o Evaluating multiple service provider/recordkeeper platforms vs. single provider/recordkeeper options
    o Key factors for evaluating fiduciary expertise, plan consulting and investment advisory services

    Edmund Emerson III is a partner in the Tax and Benefits and Compensation Practices. Mr. Emerson counsels clients, including tax-exempt organizations and governmental entities, with respect to qualified and nonqualified retirement plans, welfare and fringe benefit plans, and executive compensation. Mr. Emerson has a B.A. and B.B.A. cum laude from Mercer University, B.A. and B.B.A, and a J.D. from William Mitchell College of Law, magna cum laude and frequently represents governmental employers and committees overseeing governmental plans and has extensive experience addressing the specialized needs of governmental plans, including compliance with applicable federal, state and local laws. He also negotiates and designs compensation programs, including equity-based compensation programs, employment agreements, change of control agreements, retention programs, executive severance programs, supplemental executive retirement plans (SERPs), and other deferred compensation arrangements, for public and private companies and governmental organizations. In addition, Mr. Emerson often assists clients with the correction of plan operational errors and other failures, dealing with the IRS and the Department of Labor both informally and in voluntary correction programs. He also represents clients before the IRS in connection with plan audits and determination letter filings.