"New Database Gives Quick Access to State and Local Pension Data"
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.
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Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.