The Facts on Public Pensions

The Center for State and Local Government Excellence offers free webinars and other resources for learning about public pensions management.

Whether your County participates in the State of Maryland’s Pension System, or if you have your own local pension system, this information from the Center for State and Local Government Excellence will keep you up-to-date with the latest news and resources in public pensions:

Register for Webinar – “What’s New in PublicPlansData.org

Learn about new features and data that have been added to PublicPlansData.org at our upcoming May 19 webinar, including:

  1. An interactive map showing the percentage of public sector workers covered by Social Security in each state;
  2. Retirement system and plan data through 2014 (2015 data coming soon);
  3. Expanded local plan data;
  4. Retirement system “Quick Facts”; and
  5. Governance data.

This free webinar will be held on Thursday, May 19 at 2 p.m. Eastern. Click here for more information and to register to attend.

Fact Sheet on Public Pension Disclosure Requirements Available

A coalition of state and local government organizations has released a new fact sheet “10 Things You Should Know about Public Pension Disclosure Changes” The fact sheet explains the new GASB 68 standards as well as other pension disclosure requirements.

Integrating Millennials into the Public Sector

On March 20, SLGE Communications Manager Amber Snowden participated in a panel at the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) annual meeting in Seattle. Her presentation highlighed SLGE’s recent Workforce of the Future report and explained why it is essential that state and local governments prepare themselves to win the war for talent as they compete to attract millennials into the public sector workforce.

“The Facts on Public Pensions” Recording Available

View a recording of our recent webinar, hosted in collaboration with the Council of State Governments, that explains how state leaders and their staffs can use publicplansdata.org (PPD). Featured presenters include David Craik, Pension Administrator, Delaware Public Employees Retirement System, and Bert Scoglietti, Director of Policy, Delaware Office of Management and Budget.  They shared charts and graphics they created with PPD data, including ones showing Delaware’s funded ratio compared with the national average and their investment return assumption compared to others.

Center in the News

President/CEO Elizabeth Kellar spoke to American City & County about the challenges governments face as they recover from financial hardships brought on by the Great Recession.

VP of Research Joshua Franzel spoke to Governing about efforts by governments to reduce retiree healthcare costs.

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