Occasionally here on Defined Benefit, we like to highlight the work of one of our partner organizations. Protecting retirement security for public workers is hard work and we can’t do it by ourselves. Today we’re taking a look at the National Conference on Public Employee Retirement Systems.

NCPERS is the largest trade association for public sector pension funds. Here are some fun facts about the organization:

  • Founded in 1941
  • Represents more than 500 funds throughout the United States and Canada
  • Its members collectively manage over $3.5 trillion for approximately 21 million public employees and retirees

NCPERS focuses on advocacy, research, and education for the benefit of public sector pension stakeholders: firefighters, law enforcement officers, teachers, and other public servants. They also publish helpful resources like this Public Employee Pension FAQ.