Resources Overview

Looking for more information about the public pension industry? We recommend these helpful websites and research organizations.

National Pension Education Association (NPEA)
A national organization of public retirement systems that focuses on educating members about the importance of and the need for retirement planning.
Visit the NPEA website

The National Association of State Retirement Administrators (NASRA)
The organization was founded in 1955 and its members are the directors of the state and (largest) territorial retirement systems in the country. It is a non-profit organization that tracks data and trends from around the nation. NASRA members come from pension plans holding $3.8 trillion on behalf of more than 15 million working and 8 million retirees of state and local government.
Visit the NASRA website

The National Conference on Public Employee Retirement Systems (NCPERS)
The National Conference on Public Employee Retirement Systems (NCPERS) is the largest trade association for public sector pension funds, representing more than 550 funds throughout the United States and Canada. It is a unique non-profit network of trustees, administrators, public officials and investment professionals who collectively manage nearly $3 trillion in pension assets held in trust for approximately 21 million public employees and retirees — including firefighters, law enforcement officers, teachers, and other public servants.
Visit the NCPERS website

Center for Retirement Research at Boston College
Recognized by the New York Times as “…the nation’s leading center on retirement studies,” our research covers any issue affecting individuals’ income in retirement. Our main areas are: Social Security, state and local pensions, health/long-term care, financing retirement, and older workers. The Center’s work goes beyond economics. We study the behavioral factors that drive individuals’ decisions so we can craft solutions that work in practice, not just in theory.
Visit the CRRBC website

The National Institute on Retirement Security (NIRS)
The National Institute on Retirement Security is a non-profit research and education organization established to contribute to informed policy making by fostering a deep understanding of the value of retirement security to employees, employers, and the economy as a whole.
Visit the NIRS website