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Welcome Message from the Administrator and the Board of Trustees

Andrea L. Rose

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On behalf of the Board of Trustees, I would like to welcome you to the official website of the Employees’ Retirement System (ERS) of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission. Our website is intended to educate our members and provide the resources needed to better understand retirement benefits afforded under each Plan. This site is an excellent tool for new members, active members and benefit recipients. From this site, you can access the Plan Document; Summary of Plan Descriptions; Summary of Material Modifications; forms, publications; get to know the Board of Trustees and the ERS Staff; and, get answers to frequently-asked-questions.

We hope you find our website helpful and informative. We welcome your ideas for other information you would like to see on our website.

Our Mission


The mission of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission Employees’ Retirement System is to prudently manage, protect, diversify, and administer the funds for the sole benefit of the members and beneficiaries to ensure sufficient assets are available to pay the promised benefits.

Our Core Values


• Quality Customer Service
• Accountability and Transparency
• Professionalism and Respect
• Trustworthiness and Stewardship


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July 2013

The ERS Qualified for a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for its Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for the Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 2013

The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada awarded a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for the ERS’ Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) for the Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 2013.

The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting, and its attainment represents a significant accomplishment by a government and its management.

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The ERS Received the Award for Outstanding Achievement in Popular Annual Financial Reporting for its Popular Annual Financial Report for the Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 2013
 
The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada has given an Award for Outstanding Achievement in Popular Annual Financial Reporting (Award) to the ERS for its Popular Annual Financial Report (PAFR) for the Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 2013.

The Award is a prestigious national award recognizing conformance with the highest standards for preparation of state and local government popular reports. In order to receive this Award, a government unit must publish a PAFR, whose contents conform to program standards of creativity, presentation, understandability and reader appeal. This is the fourth year the ERS applied for and received the Award.


The Employees’ Retirement System (ERS) Board of Trustees (“Board”) is bidding farewell to trustees Casey Anderson and Elton F. King. Mr. Anderson served as the Montgomery County Commissioner on the Board from July 2011 – June 2014 and served as the Vice Chairman of the Board.  Mr. King served as the Montgomery County Public Member from July 2005 – June 2014 and was a member of the Board’s Investment Monitoring Group, Audit Committee, and Administration & Personnel Oversight Committee.  The Board thanks Mr. Anderson and Mr. King for their service and dedication to the Board and extends its best wishes for all future endeavors.

The ERS congratulates Marye Wells-Harley on her appointment as the Montgomery County Commissioner on the Board for the term ending June 30, 2017.  Ms. Wells-Harley is the Vice Chairman of the Montgomery County Planning Board and retired director of the Prince George’s County Department of Parks and Recreation.  Ms. Wells-Harley is replacing Casey Anderson and will serve as the Vice Chairman of the ERS Board.  

The ERS also congratulates Pamela F. Gogol on her appointment as the new Montgomery County Public Member; Richard H. Bucher, Ph.D. on his re-appointment as the Prince George’s County Public Member; and Barbara Walsh on her re-election as the Bi-County Open Trustee on the Board. The terms for Ms. Gogol, Dr. Bucher and Ms. Walsh expire June 30, 2017.   

Ms. Gogol is currently a Principal Examiner for the Federal Housing Finance Agency responsible for analysis and oversight of Fannie Mae’s market risk exposure.  Ms. Gogol was the former Assistant Treasurer of the Commission and previously served as the Bi-County Trustee on the Board.  Ms. Gogol’s extensive knowledge and experience in the investment area will be a valuable asset to the Board.

Dr. Bucher is a 38-year citizen-advocate and volunteer for public parks and recreation in Prince George’s County and has been serving as the Prince George’s County Public Member on the Board since 2005.  He completed the Advanced Investments Management program at the Wharton School and is the Chairman of the Board’s Administration & Personnel Oversight Committee and a member of the Investment Monitoring Group.   

Ms. Walsh has worked at the Commission for 27 years and is currently an Accounting Manager in the Commission’s Finance Department.  She was first elected to the Board in 2010 and serves as the Chairman of the Board’s Audit Committee and is a member of the Administration & Personnel Oversight Committee.  


ERS Returns 10.8% for One-Year Ending March 31, 2014

Riverdale, MD --- The Employees’ Retirement System’s (ERS) returned 10.8% on investments for the one-year ending March 31, 2014 versus the total fund policy index return of 11.6%. The portfolio posted strong absolute returns, benefiting from exposure in both domestic and international equities. Read more.


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