COR LAUNCHES INFORMATION PROGRAM TARGETED TO THE COMMUNITY OF RETIRED EMPLOYEES FROM THE GOVERNMENT OF PUERTO RICO
The Official Committee of Retired Employees from the Commonwealth Government of Puerto Rico (COR, for its acronym in Spanish) unveiled its information program targeted to the community of 160,000 retirees from the Government of Puerto Rico and their families throughout the island. The main objective of this initiative is to employ a multi-media strategy to share official and reliable information related to the process to restructure Puerto Rico’s debt under Title III of the Federal Law PROMESA. Through the webpage www.porturetiro.com and our Facebook page facebook.com/COR Puerto Rico, the COR will distribute timely news and information related to ongoing process in the Federal Court to restructure the debt and the COR’s actions to protect, defend and guarantee the best interests of the retired employees of the Government of Puerto Rico.
The Committee was appointed on June 15, 2017 in response to a petition filed by the Pro Pensioners Movement. The COR is formed by 9 members representative of the different sectors of the community of public retirees, who were appointed by the United States Trustee.
“The COR has an official legal status with the important task of representing the collective interests of the retired government employees with a pension exclusively in issues related to the legal and mediation cases that are ongoing in the Federal Court to restructure Puerto Rico’s debt,” explained the retired Puerto Rico Police Sergeant, José Marín Martínez, president of the COR. “Through this program we aim to build an active community of retirees with a strong and educated voice to communicate its opinions and concerns in issues that could impact the future of their pensions and other benefits,” he added.
The COR invites all public retirees with a government pension and their families to visit www.porturetiro.com, where they will find more information and will have the opportunity to register to receive timely news.
“It is fundamental that the members of the community of public retirees receiving a pension from the Government of Puerto Rico understand the great responsibility that the Federal Court has bestowed on us by designating and official committee to represent our collective interests. For this reason, I also urge relatives and caretakers of public retirees with a pension to visit our information webpage to help us communicate this important message,” indicated Marín Martínez.
The Official Committee of Retired Employees from the Commonwealth Government of Puerto Rico (COR, for its acronym in Spanish) was authorized and appointed by the United States Trustee to represent the collective interests of the 160,000 public retirees in Title III cases to restructure the debt of Puerto Rico under the Federal Law PROMESA.