Transparent California Releases 2013 Payroll and Pension Data

By Mark Bucher
Today, the California Policy Center (CPC) released 2013 payroll and pension data (the most recent data available) on, the largest ever online database of California state and local government employee pensions, salaries, and benefits. The data shows that public compensation in California is growing more out of control, threatening the solvency of the state...

TAGS: California Policy Center, Deferred Retirement Option Plan, Transparent California

Evaluating Public Safety Pensions in California

By Robert Fellner
Summary: To accurately assess how much pension obligations for current workers are going to cost, it is necessary to calculate average pensions for retirees who retired after 1999 when pension benefits were enhanced. Because public safety employees represent about 15% of California’s total state and local government workforce , but an estimated 25% of the...

TAGS: CalPERS, Deferred Retirement Option Plan, Other Post Employment Benefits, San Jose Police and Fire Retirement Plan