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Catalog Subject Headings

In the catalog, use the following subject headings:

Civil service pensions

State governments --Officials and employees --Pensions --United States

[Name of state] --Officials and employees --Pensions

Local officials and employees --Pensions --United States


Annual Survey of Public Pensions: State- and Locally-Administered Defined Benefit Data

Census Bureau survey providing "revenues, expenditures, financial assets, and membership information for the defined benefit public pension systems. Data are shown for individual pension systems as well as at the national, state, and local level." Downloadable tables from 1993. For data prior to 1993, contact the Government Organization and Special Programs Branch by email or by phone at (301) 763-1586. 

EBRI Databook on Employee Benefits

Several chapters in the retirement programs section cover various pension and retirement savings plans.  Published by the Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI) since 1990. Proquest Statistical Insight (Princeton Only) has 1995, 1998 and 2006 in PDF or microfiche. Print for 1990-1992 in Firestone (F) HD4928.N62 U663. [View Catalog Record]

Quarterly Survey of Public Pensions (formerly the Finances of Selected State and Local Government Employee Retirement Systems)

Census Bureau survey providing "national summary data on the revenues, expenditures, and composition of assets of the largest defined benefit public employee pension systems for state and local governments." Historical data from 2nd quarter 1968.