Robert Fellner

Transparency Researcher

Robert Fellner is a transparency researcher at NPRI and joined the Institute in December 2013.

Recent Work

Taxpayer cost for PERS balloons to $1.4 billion

System planning to continue raising its costs to taxpayers well into the future

March 30, 2015

The Nevada Public Employee Retirement System likes to boast that over 80 percent of its members’ benefits are funded through investment earnings, suggesting that there is little cost to taxpayers.

Retiring in the lap of luxury

Nevada government pensions are often better than paychecks

January 22, 2015

This analysis examines 10 of Nevada’s largest government agencies and compares the full-year equivalent 2013 retirement payouts of 2011-2013 retirees who had 30 years of service or more with their final-year base pay.

Time for the City of Mesquite to obey transparency law

Nevada city abandons previous compliance, obstructs public knowledge of employee compensation

July 31, 2014

After a local newspaper published a commentary on the City of Mesquite’s failure to provide compensation data for, the city provided the information.