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.
There is no federal law that mandates funding for state and local government retirement plans, and yet these plans are funded about as well as private sector plans that operate under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974. Why is that?April 17, 2008Research Studies
Census data provide some insights on the trends in state and local government pension plans, including revenues, benefit payments, assets, holdings, and membership.February 28, 2008Research Studies
Although most states and localities offer their employees defined benefit pension plans, in the last decade 12 states have introduced some form of defined contribution plan.January 17, 2008Research Studies
It’s not just the money: New Center for Excellence poll finds Americans want health insurance and security; pay ranks farther down list.January 3, 2008Surveys
Defined pension plans, while disappearing in the private sector, are alive and well in the state and local government sector.December 8, 2007Research Studies
With heightened emphasis on the economic security of future retirees, it is critical to understand the differences between state and local pension plans and those offered by the private sector.November 13, 2007Research Studies