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.

  • Comprehensive and timely reporting and communication has become increasingly important as employees, policy makers, and other stakeholder groups attempt to navigate the changing public pension landscape. This report examines the reporting practices of eighty-three of the largest statewide pension plans and offers case studies of five pension systems that provide lessons learned for how to effectively communicate relevant information.

    April 25, 2017
    Research Studies
  • It is important for elected officials to understand how public pension plans operate and the role they can play in meeting the needs of employees, employers, and taxpayers alike. A new guide from SLGE and AARP provides key facts about public pension plans, including the role of elected officials in making sure their state or local government’s pension plan/s are well designed and adequately funded so they can meet the goals of all stakeholders.

    April 21, 2017
  • This issue brief examines state and local pension reforms in the aftermath of the financial crisis.

    December 29, 2016
    Research Studies
  • This report examines the employment and retirement planning and saving experiences of state and local government workers, as well as confidence in their retirement income prospects.

    December 8, 2016
  • SLGE’s President/CEO Elizabeth Kellar gave a presentation on the politics of pensions at the Government Finance Officers Association Conference on May 23, 2016

    July 29, 2016
  • This 2016 report of state and local government pension funding finds that most public pension plans have shown modest improvement in their funded status.

    June 16, 2016
    Research Studies
  • This brief examines county pension funding and costs as well as how they are administered.

    May 5, 2016
    Research Studies
  • State and local government retirement systems have significant oversight and disclosure requirements, some of which are being considerably modified. Several new and separate public pension calculations are being published – each derived in different manners and for distinct purposes – and could easily be misunderstood and create confusion. Check out the fact sheet for ten key takeaways regarding existing disclosures, Read More

    April 18, 2016
    Fact Sheets
  • This brief examines the private sector retirement savings gap, the initiatives that states have taken to address it, and what the U.S. Department of Labor has done to remove regulatory barriers.

    February 25, 2016
    Research Studies
  • This brief examines GASB 68 and how unfunded liabilities will be reported for large cities that participate in cost-sharing state plans.

    January 14, 2016
    Research Studies