Public employees and politicians anxious to see recommendations from a commission studying the Public Employees' Retirement System will have to wait a while longer.
The commission was scheduled to make its report today, but Gov. Haley Barbour announced Friday that the commission will not issue its report until later this month. Barbour said in a statement the delay was "due to the complicated nature of the review" of PERS.
Barbour established the 12-member commission in August to review the financial, investment and management structure of PERS. Since then, people have speculated about recommendations the commission might make. Some worried that it might recommend changes to the so-called "13th check," or cost-of-living adjustments for retirees, but officials rushed to assure public employees and voters that the 13th check was safe.