Skip Header

Component ID: #ti1586736813


The U.S. Census Bureau conducts the Annual Survey of Public Pensions as authorized by Title 13, U.S. Code, Sections 161 and 182 and provides revenues, expenditures, financial assets, membership, and liabilities information for defined benefit public pension systems. These systems are an important component of the nation's government sector.

Component ID: #ti736620406

Ready to Report or Need Assistance?

To report online:

1. Sign-in with the username and password provided in your letter at
2. Report by clicking the "Login" button. You can return to your account over multiple sessions to complete.
3. For assistance completing this survey, please call the customer help line at 1-800-832-2839, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time or by email at
4. For survey specific information, please visit our FAQs.

Component ID: #ti101850461

Respondent Materials

To help you prepare for online reporting, click on appropriate survey questions and instructions below. (All forms are in Adobe PDF file format and are for informational purposes only)


Component ID: #ti1976331150


Title 13, United States Code (U.S.C.), Sections 161 and 182, require businesses and other organizations included in the survey to answer the questions and submit a response.

Component ID: #ti319192964


Title 13, United States Code, Section 9, requires the Census Bureau to keep your information CONFIDENTIAL and can use your responses only to produce statistics.  The Census Bureau is not permitted to publicly release your responses in a way that could identify your business, organization, or institution.  Per the Federal Cybersecurity Enhancement Act of 2015, your data are protected from cybersecurity risks through screening of the systems that transmit your data.

Component ID: #ti1038202482

Survey Legitimacy

Below are a few common items you can use to verify the legitimacy of this survey:

  1. Ensure the Web address provided in the letter is a "" domain.
  2. Reporting information is provided in the letter.
  3. On the log-in screen, a warning message should be present stating the respondent is accessing a U.S. Government computer.
  4. Additionally, the upper right corner of the page should display the OMB eight-digit number and expiration date. This number indicates that the OMB has approved the survey and has confirmed there is a need to collect the information.

The bottom of the log-in screen should have a link for the “Burden Statement” which also contains the OMB eight-digit number.

Back to Header