Payments to state retirees adjusted due to storm

HARRISBURG -- Because of accelerated payment and mail schedules, State Treasurer Rob McCord today advised those who will receive benefit payments this week from the Public School Employees Retirement System, the State EmployeesRetirement System, and the State Supplementary Payment Program to firstverify the date on those checks before attempting to deposit or cashthose payments.Treasury adjusted its planning and mailing schedules in anticipation ofHurricane Sandy, said Treasurer McCord, in order to avoid a delay inthe arrival of certain priority payments. As a result, checks sentyesterday may be in the hands of recipients prior to the pay dateprinted on those payments.