PAFR Summarizes System's Story


If you want a quick overview of the Retirement System’s financial and investment information, we have just the report for you: the Popular Annual Financial Report (PAFR).

The PAFR summarizes in eight pages complex financial information from our Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) – a 142 page publication – in a manner that is more useful to those without a background in public finance.

The 2017 PAFR is found on the Annual Reports page of our Library, as well as in the Pension Education Toolkit (under NYSTRS-related facts). This is the third year the System has produced the PAFR, which uses graphics and brief narratives to educate.

Last year’s version of our PAFR received the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) Award for Outstanding Achievement in Popular Annual Financial Reporting for its illustration of the investment performance of the System by using charts, graphs and narrative to simplify complex data.

You may request a printed version of the PAFR by contacting the System's Public Information Office at or by calling (800) 782-0289.

If you’re curious for more numbers and statistics, visit our Infographics page and the Pension Education Toolkit.

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