This 2014 report of state and local government pension funding finds that many plans are still recovering from the effects of the economic downturn.
All Research Studies
This report gauges the effects of changes in state pension plans on the retirement income of retirees.
This issue brief finds that while there has been much discussion of shifting from defined benefit to defined contribution plans, relatively few governments have actually done so.
This issue brief examines automatic escalation options for public sector retirement plans and supplemental defined contribution plans.
This new issue brief examines the structure and terms of supplemental savings plans offered by 20 cities and counties around the country.
This brief explores the extent to which economic factors, poor fiscal management, and/or high pension costs contribute to the challenges cities with financial problems face.
A new report finds that local health departments face significant workforce recruitment, retention, and succession planning challenges as they try to meet increasing service demands within continued fiscal constraints.
This brief examines how much city residents pay for pensions – not just for city pensions, but also for school district and county pensions.
This brief finds that the funded status of state and local pensions declined slightly in 2012 reflecting asset smoothing procedures from the 2008-2009 market crash.
An overview of the health benefits states provide for their retired employees and how they pay for them.