State and Local Research and Technical Assistance
Guidance available for policymakers
The Pew Charitable Trusts' public sector retirement systems project performs 50-state and major city research on all aspects of public pension systems, including fiscal health, investment practices, benefits design, and governance.
Based on our research expertise, Pew provides technical assistance to policymakers who are considering ways to ensure that their public sector retirement systems are affordable and sustainable—and that they put workers on a path to a secure retirement. At the invitation of cities and states across the country, we use objective and data-driven processes to analyze public retirement systems, and to develop and examine options for improvements.