Public Plans Database Provides Comprehensive Information

Thursday, April 24, 2014

The Center for State and Local Government Excellence and the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College have partnered to develop the Public Plans Database, which 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 database represents more than 85% of total state and local government pension assets and members. Users can browse tables with latest aggregate and individual plan statistics, create tables by searching data over time and across plans, and download data to conduct in-depth analysis. Data are collected from plans, annual reports, actuarial valuations, member handbooks, and contact with plan administrators.