Looking for more information about the public pension industry? We recommend these helpful websites and research organizations.
The Florida Public Pension Trustee Association - The FPPTA has been established for the purpose of providing education and information for the public pension system and protecting Defined Benefit Pension Plans. The FPPTA is responsible for developing The Public Pension Insitute in hopes of reaching out and educating beyond their membership.
National Pension Education Association - A national organization of public retirement systems that focuses on educating members about the importance of and the need for retirement planning.
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.
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.
The National Institute on Retirement Security
The National Institute on Retirement Security is a non-profit research and education organization established to contribute to informed policymaking by fostering a deep understanding of the value of retirement security to employees, employers, and the economy as a whole.
Wikipension is a knowledge management resource for and about the community that governs, sponsors, and administers retirement benefits for employees of state and local governments in the U.S., and the firms that provide services to these entities.
The Truth About Pensions
Jacksonville fire fighters have launched a web campaign that includes online ads, Twitter, etc. to let others know what’s at stake. Local 122 is using its website as a pension resource for the community.