Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 12/11/2018 - 6:30 PM
Category: ITEMS OF BUSINESS
Type: Info
Subject: 1. Report and Possible Action on the Actuarial Valuation of the District’s Obligation for Other Post-Employment Benefits (OPEB) as of July 1, 2017.
Strategic Plan Compatibility Statement:
Goal 3
Effective and Efficient Operations
Policy: Admin Policy 3.06 - Fiscal Accounting and Reporting
Attachments: GASB 74 and 75 Actuarial Valuation Results
Valuation Report
File Attachment:
GASB 74 and 75 Actuarial Valuation Results .pdf
Valuation Report.pdf
Background: The Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) is the body that sets the accounting standards for state and local governments.

GASB Statement No. 74, Financial Reporting for Post-employment Benefit Plans Other Than Pensions was issued in June 2015 and amended GASB Statement No. 43. It became effective for plan financial statements for fiscal years beginning after June 15, 2016.

GASB Statement No. 75, Accounting and Financial Reporting for Post-employment Benefits Other Than Pensions was issued in June 2015 and amended GASB Statement No. 45. It became effective for governmental financial statements of employers for fiscal years beginning after June 15, 2017.

The purpose of this reporting requirement is to establish standards for the measurement, recognition, and display of expenditures for other post-employment benefit (OPEB), related liabilities, and other information in the financial reports of state and local government employers. By definition, other post-employment benefits include medical, dental, vision, life insurance, disability, long term care and other benefits that are provided separately from a defined benefit pension plan.

In addition, on January 4, 2006, Assembly Bill 167 was enacted into law, relating to the investment by school districts of funds held in trust to provide post-employment benefits.

The MPS OPEB Trust Fund has an ending fund balance at June 30, 2018, of $123 million, an increase of $14.2 million from the previous year (FY17). The trust paid out $49,988,777 in post-employment benefits in FY18. Funds placed in the OPEB trust fund provide resources for future use against the District’s OPEB liability for employees’ post-retirement benefits. The funds can only be used by the District to pay retiree medical, prescription, and life insurance costs, and are not able to be used by the District for any other purpose.

The MPS OPEB Trust Fund Investments are managed by PFM Asset Management LLC and the custodian is BMO Harris Bank NA. The trust fund investment return for FY18 was 7.55%.
Fiscal Impact Statement: The item does not authorize expenditures but is for the purpose of providing information to the Board.
Implementation and Assessment Plan The OPEB valuation report as of July 1, 2017, will be used for the District’s FY18 financial statements.
Recommendation:
Approvals:
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Seemi Daniel - Budget Analyst
Signed By:
Carol Eady - Director II
Signed By:
Evangeline M Scoptur - Interim Chief Human Resources Officer
Signed By:
Keith Posley, Ed.D. - Superintendent