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Pension Education Toolkit – Facts & Research

Public pensions remain a hot topic in the news, so NYSTRS developed the Pension Education Toolkit to help deepen your understanding of how pensions are funded and how they impact the economy.

On this page you will find links to the latest facts, figures and research. Select "Library" for additional information.

PublicPlansData.org Launched

PublicPlansData.org Launched – This new website offers data, analysis, and research on public sector retirement plans with an eye toward educating both policymakers and the wider public.

NASRA Spotlight on Annual Required Contribution Experience

NASRA Spotlight on Annual Required Contribution Experience – A detailed study of 112 public pension plans finding that most states are meeting their commitments to fund their public employee pension funds.

NIRS: Move to DC Did Not Save Money for States

NIRS: Move to DC Did Not Save Money for States – Three states that recently shifted from defined benefit plans to defined contribution plans did not save money, according to analysis from the National Institute on Retirement Security.

2014 NCPERS
Public Retirement Systems Study

2014 NCPERS Public Retirement Systems Study – Public pension plans around the country report increasing confidence, growing investment returns and low administrative costs, according to this recent study.

Still a Better Bang for the Buck

Still a Better Bang for the Buck – The 2014 report by the National Institute on Retirement Security finds that defined benefit pension plans are more cost efficient than defined contribution plans.

Public Pension Pop Quiz

Public Pension Pop Quiz – Test your pension knowledge with this short 10-question quiz. The answers may surprise you!