NCRGEA is the largest association of retired government employees in the United States and is the primary voice and committed advocate for North Carolina’s retired public servants. Currently, NCRGEA advocates for the following:

2023 Proposed Legislative Goals

  1. Advocate for annual cost of living adjustments for all government retirees.
  2. Strengthen the state’s defined benefit plan to attract and retain the best and brightest public servants.
  3. Ensure the State of North Carolina will continue to fulfill its constitutional requirement to fully fund North Carolina Retirement Systems and the State Health Plan.
  4. Increase in person and telehealth access, improving health outcomes for retirees.
  5. Expand first, middle, and last mile broadband opportunities to provide increased, dependable, affordable access to broadband.
  6. Expand the Bailey tax exemption for state and local retirees and pursue other tax exemption opportunities.

NCRGEA Legislative Agenda

Our NCRGEA Legislative agenda is created every biennium and reviewed annually by our Board of Directors and our Government Relations Committee prior to the start of the General Assembly’s long session. Long sessions occur in odd-numbered years and short sessions in subsequent even-numbered years.

Because the lobbying goals of the association trend around similar issues: healthcare, pension sustainability, cost of living adjustments for retirees, among others – our legislative priorities and goals do not often fluctuate in subject, but in subject matter. In more recent years, achieving progress toward our legislative goals has become more complex due to the changing political tides and conflicts that make them increasingly more difficult to accomplish.

Our Government Relations team is the lobbying arm of NCRGEA. Our lobbyists team and Government Relations Committee are responsible for carrying out the legislative goals and agenda as created and adopted by the NCRGEA Board of Directors.


The 2022-23 Government Relations Committee of the North Carolina Retired Governmental Employee's Association

The Association is composed of members of our Board of Directors who are appointed by the President. This Committee is responsible for reviewing proposed legislation, recommending legislative goals for the Association to the Executive Committee, and working with representatives of the retirement systems and the General Assembly to improve legislation to retired local and state governmental employees.

Legislative News & Updates