The Center for Retirement Research at Boston College has undertaken a comprehensive initiative on state and local government retirement plans. Under this initiative, the Center produces new Issues in Brief, fact sheets, and data that describe and analyze key trends in the state-local pension universe, including plan structure and funding status. Stay informed by joining the state and local mailing list.
The Center gratefully acknowledges the Center for State & Local Government Excellence for its support of much of this research and data collection.
Data and Tools
Visit the Public Plans DatabasePublic Plans Investment Comparison Tool (Beta)
Have Localities Shifted Away from Traditional Defined Benefit Plans?
An Introduction to Police and Fire Pensions
Investment Update: How Do Public Plans Value Their Assets?
The New Hampshire Retirement System: A Look Backward and Forward
Connecticut State Retirement Systems: SERS and TRS
Fact Sheets on Pension Reform
California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Texas, Virginia, Wisconsin
Related Issue in Brief
Fact Sheets on States with Defined Contribution Plans
Alaska, Georgia, Indiana, Michigan Public Schools, Michigan SERS, Oregon, Utah, West Virginia
State and Local Pensions: What Now?
Center for State & Local Government Excellence
National Association of State Retirement Administrators