New database gives quick access to state and local pension data
A new database from the Washington-based Center for State and Local Government Excellence (CSLGE) and the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College offers access to a variety of state and local government pension data. The Public Plans Database (PPD) contains comprehensive financial, governance, and plan design information for 126 state and local defined benefit plans, along with additional data on state defined contribution plans.
The PPD covers 19 municipal plans, which represent more than 20 percent of all local government pension assets and members, and 107 state plans, which represent more than 90 percent of all state government pension assets and members. Combined, the PPD represents more than 85 percent of total state and local government pension assets and members.
Data are collected from plans, annual reports, actuarial valuations, member handbooks, and contact with plan administrators. The Baton Rouge, La.-based National Association of State Retirement Administrators and the Sacramento, Calif.-based National Council on Teacher Retirement contributed to the development of the database.
Access the PPD.