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Looking Back...

  |   October 2, 2012

AA Cartoon image from Roger Schillerstrom

Recently, Business Insurance cartoonist Roger Schillerstrom published a montage of illustrations chronicling some of the highs and lows in the world of pensions over the past decade.

Our communications team also decided to document the agency's history by adding a cool new feature to the Facebook page — a photo movie. With pictures from day one, it highlights important milestones and behind-the-scenes efforts that protect America's pensions.

It's another short and simple way of telling our story.

Check out our Facebook movie timeline (link no longer available).

Photo Credit: Roger Schillerstrom, Business Insurance

Photo Caption: After the PBGC opposes American Airlines' plan to terminate its pension plans, the airline backtracks and agrees to freeze the plans instead, sparing the PBGC from what would have been its biggest-ever loss.

 

Name That Blog!

  |   August 2, 2012

After gathering suggestions and polling PBGC employees, we have selected a name for the PBGC Blog! 

Drum roll please... More...

You Comment, We Respond

  |   July 18, 2012

At PBGC, we need and want your feedback to help us perform our best.

Our website hosts a couple of surveys through which our customers and users of the website can review our service and submit suggestions for improvements.

One of the surveys measures our customers' satisfaction with our website.  A separate survey measures people's perception of PBGC and how well we carry out our mission. 

When you visit PBGC.gov, you may receive an invitation to take a survey when you leave the website.  Not everyone who visits the website gets an invitation.  Even if you do get one, you are not obligated to take the survey, and you can't specify which survey you wish to take. More...

PBGC Director Josh Gotbaum recently returned from the 3rd Annual U.S. Investment Management Awards where he was honored by Institutional Investor magazine with its Outstanding Contribution Award. The magazine selected Gotbaum "for the important work he’s doing to protect the future of defined benefit plans and their beneficiaries."

In an article on the magazine’s website, writer Frances Denmark says Gotbaum has become "a national voice calling for new forms of defined benefit plans" and notes his forceful efforts to preserve pensions at American Airlines. 

Read the full article on Institutional Investor website.

PBGC: Proud of Our People

  |   March 26, 2012

We’ve got a couple of good reasons to be proud these days. First, PBGC people opened their hearts and wallets to again exceed the agency’s goal in the recent Combined Federal Campaign. More than $257,000 was raised for more than 4,000 local, national and international charities. Second, the video that promoted the campaign was one of two honored for excellence among all federal agencies.

You can view the winning video: PBGC Video on YouTube.

Follow us on Twitter

  |   March 8, 2012

See the string of messages on the right side of this blog page? That’s PBGC’s Twitter feed.

We use Twitter to spotlight our day-to-day efforts to protect pensions. When you sign up, you’ll get quick bits of information to keep you in the know about PBGC. And each day you’ll learn a new fact about pensions and retirement security. More...