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The Survey of Public Pensions: State-Administered Defined Benefit Data provides revenues, expenditures, financial assets, membership, and liabilities information for defined benefit public pension systems. Data are shown by state, for the state-administered systems. There are 227 state-administered defined benefit public pension systems, all of which are represented here.
Only the State data from the State & Local data product are comparable with the State data product.
Changes in Asset Classification Effective 2012
Effective with the 2012 survey cycle, the Annual Survey of Public Pensions: State-Administered Defined Benefit Data revised the survey form to implement changes in asset classification. These changes apply to the categories designated as corporate stocks, corporate bonds, federal government securities, and other securities. Federally-sponsored agency securities are classified under federal government securities instead of corporate bonds. Private equity, venture capital, and leveraged buy-outs are classified under corporate stocks instead of other securities. Due to these changes in asset classification, there are shifts in the distribution of assets from corporate bonds to federal government securities and from other securities to corporate stocks. However, since investment decisions guide the distribution of assets, we cannot calculate the exact impact that the changes in classification had on the asset distribution for 2012. As such, for the above mentioned asset categories, any data comparisons between 2012 and prior to 2012 should be exercised with caution.
Summary Report [PDF, 66KB]
|All Data of State Pension Systems|
The 2014 Annual Survey of Public Pensions will mail out in September 2014.
FAQs for the 2014 Annual Survey of Public Pensions are here.
Starting with the 2013 Annual Survey of Public Pensions: State-Administered Defined Benefit Data we will be releasing one table with all data in American FactFinder. All data from the tables will be consolidated into one data file. The sublevels of governments data (i.e., county, municipality, township, special district, and school district) from Table 5 will no longer be available and those data will only be published in the summary report.
Summer 2015: Release of the 2014 Annual Survey of Public Pensions: State-Administered Defined Benefit Data.