The Public Fund Survey is intended to promote sound public retirement system policies and administration by increasing transparency and understanding of the public retirement system community. More than 85 percent of all state and local government pension assets and members in the U.S. are represented in the Public Fund Survey. Survey data is taken primarily from retirement system annual financial reports, and also comes from actuarial valuations, benefits guides, and interviews with retirement system staff members.



Access to the survey is limited to the following groups and individuals:    
NASRA member directors and administrators, staff, and trustees
NASRA Associate members
Directors, administrators, staff and trustees of other public retirement systems
Individuals working in the public sector, such as legislative staff
College and university faculty
Individuals working for non-profit organizations with an interest in public retirement systems
Members of the media
This survey is not intended as a benefits guide for retirement system participants. Participants should consult with their retirement system for this information.

Unless otherwise noted, the benefits information shown on these pages pertains to most employees who are presently joining the plan. Many plans have multiple benefit structures based on the participant’s date of membership or on the participant’s job classification. The benefits information shown here is intended to provide the user with a basis on which to make comparisons with other retirement systems and plans.