Retirement


The Center is collecting best practices, principles, and lessons learned from state and local pension plan changes that have been negotiated over the past 10 years.

  • This 2015 report of state and local government pension funding finds that most public pension plans have improved their funded status. (6/14)

    June 18, 2015
    Research Studies
  • Americans are living longer – and that creates new funding challenges for state and local pension plans.

    April 9, 2015
    Research Studies
  • These case studies examine the public pension systems in four states with a long tradition of being well-funded to determine what successful practices they have in common.

    February 24, 2015
    Case Studies
  • This brief is the final in a three-part series that analyzes employee participation in primary and supplemental retirement plans, retiree health care benefits, and Social Security in 20 large cities and counties across the country.

    January 30, 2015
    Research Studies
  • This brief is the second of a three-part series that analyzes employee participation in primary and supplemental retirement plans, retiree health care benefits, and Social Security in 20 large cities and counties across the country.

    November 13, 2014
    Research Studies
  • Joshua Franzel’s presentation at the World Pensions Council’s World Pensions and Investments Forum 2014 in Paris. The presentation outlines the structures, adoption, and future considerations of state government hybrid plans in the United States. (10/24/14)

    October 28, 2014
    Presentations
  • Joshua Franzel participated on a panel at the Stable Value Investment Association’s 2014 Fall Forum. The panel discussed state and local defined benefit and defined contribution plan trends and developments. (10/14/14)

    October 15, 2014
    Presentations
  • Elizabeth Kellar’s presentation at the 2014 ICMA Annual Conference examines compensation trends, wage pressures, and health and retirement plan changes. The presentation also includes an overview of health care cost containment strategies. (9/16/14)

    September 23, 2014
    Presentations
  • Is Detroit’s bankruptcy contagious? Elizabeth Kellar’s presentation at the 2014 Maryland Association of Counties Summer Conference lays out the facts about municipal bankruptcies, pension funding, and compensation trends. (8/14/14)

    September 4, 2014
    Presentations
  • Elizabeth Kellar’s presentation at the 2014 National League of Cities Summer Policy Forum explains the difference in the pension calculations used for accounting purposes, for evaluating credit worthiness, and for budgeting. (7/25/14)

    September 4, 2014
    Presentations