Facts & Research

Pension Education Toolkit
Key facts, figures and research about NYSTRS and pensions.
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2016 PAFR

2016 PAFR – An abbreviated version of NYSTRS' annual report for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2016.

The Pension Dollar

The Pension Dollar – A hypothetical NYSTRS pension dollar shows how the System is funded and the impact pensions have on the economy.

Benefits Paid by County

Benefits Paid by County – See the total payments and number of benefit recipients by New York State county.

NYSTRS: Modeling Excellence

NYSTRS by the Numbers – A statistical overview of NYSTRS, one of the nation's largest public pension systems.

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Preserving Retirement Income Security for Public Sector Employees (2016)

Preserving Retirement Income Security for Public Sector Employees (2016) – When it comes to retirement finances, Americans have two top concerns: reliable, adequate retirement income that will not run out and the ability to move retirement plans from job to job. This report finds that public defined benefit (DB) pension plans stack up well on both counts. The research also finds that nearly all state retirement systems have features that allow for preservation of retirement income benefits even for employees who change jobs.

State and Local Pension Funding: 2015-2020

State and Local Pension Funding: 2015-2020 – Research shows the funded status of public pension plans rose in 2015. Future funding levels will depend on three primary factors, according to this Center for Retirement Research report.

Still a Better Bang for the Buck (2014)

Still a Better Bang for the Buck (2014) – The report by the National Institute on Retirement Security finds that defined benefit pension plans are more cost efficient than defined contribution plans.

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