Public Sector Retirement Systems

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The Public Sector Retirement Systems Project conducts and publishes groundbreaking research on the fiscal challenges state and cities face from their pension and retiree health promises.

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  • Public Workers Preparing for Retirement

    State and local pension systems have adopted significant reforms in recent years in an effort to become fiscally sustainable. The impact of these reforms on recruitment and retention of a talented workforce remains unclear, and the need to understand workers’ thoughts and attitudes about retirement benefits is growing. In order to meet this need, The Pew Charitable Trusts and the... Read More

  • Making State Pension Investments More Transparent

    The California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS), the nation’s largest public retirement plan,recently raised the bar on investment fee transparency by disclosing the full amount it pays to invest in privateequity, which may bring greater rewards but also greater risk and higher management costs. CalPERS, like mostpublic retirement systems, pays performance-based fees,... Read More

  • Preparing For Retirement

    State and local pension systems have adopted significant reforms in recent years in an effort to become fiscally sustainable, and many policymakers are considering additional changes to public retirement benefits. The impact of these reforms on recruitment and retention of a talented workforce remains unclear, and there is a growing need to better understand workers’ thoughts and attitudes... Read More

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