Thursday, June 17, 2010

Pensions of State and Local Retirees Posted Online

A searchable database of pension allowances for 342,543 retired New York state and local government employees was posted this week on, the Empire Center's government transparency web site.

The database includes the names, retirement dates and, in most cases, the most recent employer for all individuals collecting pension benefits as of April 13 from the New York State and Local Retirement System (NYSLRS), which includes the Police and Fire Retirement System (PFRS) and Employee Retirement System (ERS). Among employees who retired in 2009, the average annual pension allowance was $62,208 for PFRS members and $25,947 for ERS members, according to data from NYSLRS.

The full text of this press release is available here.

Contact: Lise Bang-Jensen

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