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Quarterly Survey of Public Pensions

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The Quarterly Survey of Public Pensions is a quarterly survey that provides national summary data on the revenues, expenditures, and composition of assets of the largest defined benefit public employee retirement systems for state and local governments. This survey currently consists of a panel of 100 retirement systems, which comprise 89.4 percent of financial activity among such entities, based on the 2007 Census of Governments.

Current Forms and Information Collected


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State & Local Government – 2013 Fourth Quarter

Public Pensions Information Sheet [PDF, 594KB]


Table Description File Formats
1 Cash and Security Holdings of Major Public Employee Retirement Systems [XLS, 50KB]
2 Earnings on Investments, Contributions, and Payments of Major Public Employee Retirement Systems [XLS, 51KB]
3 Percent Distribution of the Cash and Security Holdings of Major Public Employee Retirement Systems [XLS, 55KB]


Unit ID File [TXT, 14KB] – Names of the 100 retirement systems in the Quarterly Survey of Public Pensions included in the current data release. (fixed length, no delimiter) (file layout [PDF, 39KB])

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Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Quarterly Survey of Public Pensions | 1 (888) 529-1963 | govs.pensions@census.gov |  Last Revised: March 27, 2014