The State of Retirement: Grading America’s Public Pension Plans

Source: Richard Johnson, Barbara Butrica, Owen Haaga, Benjamin Southgate, and Eugene Steuerle, Urban Institute, 2014

Our pension report card and interactive map grade state-administered retirement plans on their financing; how much retirement security they provide to short- and long-term employees; and the workforce incentives they create for younger, older, and mid-career employees. Results are based on the Urban Institute’s State and Local Employee Pension Plan (SLEPP) database, which includes detailed state-by-state information on plan rules for public school teachers, police officers and firefighters, and general state and local government employees.