• This issue brief examines the funded status of local government pension plans relative to states.

    December 29, 2017
    Research Studies
  • SLGE’s infographic shows state and local pension FY16 distributions of funded ratios, required contributions paid, and assumptions.

    October 20, 2017
    Fact Sheets
  • This issue brief examines whether state and local borrowing costs have become more sensitive to pensions since the financial crisis.

    October 20, 2017
    Research Studies
  • SLGE’s annual update on the funded status of state and local pension plans outlines the challenging path that plans have been on, especially since 2009.

    July 20, 2017
    Research Studies
  • The brief uses data from¬† to explore which state and local pension plans have the largest allocations in investments outside of public equities, bonds, and cash and the broader impact of aggregate allocation shifts on returns and volatility.

    June 29, 2017
    Research Studies
  • 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