Conference on Public Employee Retirement Systems is the
largest trade association for public sector pension funds with a core
mission to provide federal advocacy, conduct vital research to the
public pension community and educate pension trustees and officials.
NCPERS is a unique network of public trustees,
administrators, public officials and investment professionals who
collectively oversee nearly $3 trillion in retirement funds managed on
behalf of six million retirees and 14 million active public servants.
National Institute on Retirement Security (NIRS) is a
not-for-profit organization established to contribute to informed
policymaking by fostering a deep understanding of the value of
retirement security to employees, employers and the economy through
national research and education programs.
NIRS has several pension
related resources including;
Public Pension Basics,
Why Pensions Matter,
Strong Public Pension Plans for Today and Tomorrow.
The mission of
Standards Board is to establish and improve standards
of state and local governmental accounting and financial reporting that
will result in useful information for users of financial reports and
guide and educate the public, including issuers, auditors, and users of
those financial reports.
Center for Retirement Research at
Boston College (CRR) promotes research on retirement issues
to transmit new findings to the policy community and the public, to help
train new scholars and to broaden access to valuable data sources.
National Association of
State Retirement Administrators
is a non-profit association whose members are the directors of
the nation's state, territorial, and largest statewide public retirement
systems. NASRA members oversee retirement systems that hold more than
two-thirds of the more than $2 trillion in state and local government
assets and that provide pension and other benefits to most state and
local government employees.
Center for Economic and Policy Research
was established in 1999 to promote democratic debate on the most
important economic and social issues that affect people's lives,
Pension Reform news. In order for citizens to effectively
exercise their voices in a democracy, they should be informed about the
problems and choices that they face. CEPR is committed to presenting
issues in an accurate and understandable manner, so that the public is
better prepared to choose among the various policy options.
Center on Budget and Policy
Priorities is one of the nation’s premier policy
organizations working at the federal and state levels on fiscal policy
and public programs that affect low- and moderate-income families and
The Center conducts research and analysis to help shape public debates
over proposed budget and tax policies and to help ensure that
policymakers consider the needs of low-income families and individuals
in these debates. We also develop policy options to alleviate poverty.
National Conference of State Legislatures is a bipartisan
organization that serves the legislators and staffs of the nation's 50
states, its commonwealths and territories. NCSL provides research,
technical assistance and opportunities for policymakers to exchange
ideas on the most pressing state issues including
Pension Reform Legislation.
Pew Research Center is a nonpartisan "fact tank" that
provides information on the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America
and the world. It does so by conducting public opinion polling and
social science research; by analyzing (pension)
coverage; and by holding forums and briefings. It does not
take positions on policy issues.
National Pension Education
provides a forum to educate public retirement system professionals and
encourage the ongoing exchange of information, ideas, goals and
objectives of retirement planning and member communication.
USA is a national campaign that is working for a new
retirement system that, along with Social Security, will provide
universal, secure, and adequate income for future retirees.