January 20, 2022

"New Database Gives Quick Access to State and Local Pension Data"

From American City and County:

A new database from the Washington-based Center for State and Local Government Excellence (CSLGE) and the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College offers access to a variety of state and local government pension data. The Public Plans Database (PPD) 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.

Combined, the PPD represents more than 85 percent of total state and local government pension assets and members.

Data are collected from plans, annual reports, actuarial valuations, member handbooks, and contact with plan administrators.

Access the Database

Note: Data is also available to download.

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.