Omaha-World Herald investigates OPS $771 million pension fallout

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Posted at 9:47 PM, Feb 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-14 18:27:11-05

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — The largest school district in the state is currently facing a $771 million pension shortfall. But why?

A multi-series investigation by the Omaha-World Herald revealed that trustees and administrators overseeing the Omaha Public Schools pension find transformed one of the nation's best-performing funds into one of the worst.

OWH's staff writer, Henry Cordes began the investigation nearly a year ago. The Herald reviewed thousands of pages of financial reports, documents and emails, went through more than a decade of monthly meetings minutes, and conducted dozens of interviews.

Anchor Maya Saenz sat down with Cordes to discuss his findings in the video attached.

To find a full list of the multi-series investigation, you can go to the OWH website and search for the series titled, How to Wreck a Pension Fund.