The Public Plans Database (PPD) currently contains plan-level data from 2001 through 2017 for 180 pension plans: 114 administered at a state level and 66 administered locally. This sample covers 95 percent of public pension membership and assets nationwide. The sample of plans is a carry-over from the Public Fund Survey (PFS), which was constructed with an eye toward the largest state-administered plans in each state, but also includes some large local plans such as New York City ERS and Chicago Teachers.
The PPD is updated each spring from data available in the most recent Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports (CAFRs) and Actuarial Valuations (AVs). Intermediate updates may occur when new variables are added or data errors are corrected. To conduct an in-depth analysis requiring full access to the database, download the full PPD.