National Association of State Retirement Administrators

Funding Guidelines


The importance of properly financing state and local government retirement systems has never been greater. Sound pension funding policies not only help ensure costs and benefits remain sustainable, but also strengthen the financial position and credit rating of the sponsoring governments.


National Governors Association
National Conference of State Legislatures
The Council of State Governments
National Association of Counties
National League of Cities
The U.S. Conference of Mayors
International City/County Management Association
Center for State and Local Government Excellence
National Association of State Auditors, Comptrollers and Treasurers
Government Finance Officers Association
National Council on Teacher Retirement
National Association of State Retirement Administrators

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June 2013

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March 2013

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Jeannine Markoe Raymond, Director of Federal Relations
Keith Brainard, Research Director

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