PA State Capitol Building




Mailing Address

PO Box 61543
Harrisburg, PA 17106-1543


Shipping Address

300 Swatara Street

Dauphin, PA  17018-0765



Karen K. Deklinski
Executive Director
Phone: 717-979-5788

Douglas A. Bonsall

Director of Operations/Office Manager
Phone: 717-921-1957

PAPERS Brochure

2019 PAPERS Membership and Sponsor Fees

2019 PAPERS Membership Application








15th Annual


May 29-30, 2019

Harrisburg, PA
(Note date change from original announcement)


13th Annual

Fall Workshop

Nov. 20-21, 2019

Pittsburgh, PA


16th Annual


May 19-20, 2020

Harrisburg, PA



PAPERS looks forward to welcoming you to these annual opportunities for networking and education, designed especially for Pennsylvania's public pension fund representatives and those companies providing service to the pension industry.


Click here to access a Presenter Application for PSERS Conferencesif you are interested in suggesting a topic and/or speaker(s) for one of PAPERS' two annual conferences.





Participating Members | Affiliate & Sustaining Members | Associate Members | Join PAPERS


Welcome to PAPERS


The mission of the Pennsylvania Association of Public Employee Retirement Systems (PAPERS) shall be to encourage and facilitate the education of its membership in all matters related to their duties as fiduciaries overseeing the assets of the pension funds with which they have been entrusted.  It will be PAPERS' primary purpose to conduct an annual educational forum that provides the basis for improved financial and operational performance of the public employee retirement systems in the State. PAPERS will function as a central resource for educational purposes and act as a networking agent for all public plan staff and board members.


To learn more about PAPERS, please click here.

From the Desk of the Executive Director


Welcome to the PAPERS website!!!

Just below you'll find a link to the latest edition of the PAPERS newsletter (Fall 2018). Our goal is to provide interesting reading and a variety of points of interest to spark conversations in the realm of public pensions. I hope you find the following items as informative and interesting as I have.   Thank you to those who have contributed articles and suggestions to this edition. 


I spent a lot of time on the road the last few months. From traveling throughout Pennsylvania to visit local government association events to flying to Illinois, Wisconsin and other states - all in an effort to learn best practices and to  help PAPERS grow and meet the needs of our public pension plans. The amazing part of traveling to other states is how many people have connections back in Pennsylvania and their unselfish desire to help us meet our goals.  As I visit the local government associations it is evident there is a thirst for basic knowledge for trustees of their fiduciary responsibility. It’s with a lot of pride I can tell them the answers to their questions can be found in PAPERS as we truly are the leader in trustee education, but we only get that way with your help and support.


Several of the members of the inaugural class in our new certification program have already completed the on-line courses, the first step toward certification, and have received a proof of completion certificate.   We look forward to sharing their experiences and in enrolling even more members in this new year.


Karen K Deklinski


2019 Forum Registration Has Begun


Click here for a conference registration form.

Click here for hotel reservation details and driving directions.


Save $$$ by registering on or before 4/29/2019!

Check back later for the conference agenda.



Certified PA Public Retirement Plan Professional

PAPERS has a new certification program designed to provide a high quality educational opportunity for public pension trustees, pension administrators and staff, and industry professionals to help them fulfill their fiduciary responsibilities.

Click here for more information.



Click here to access the latest issue of the PAPERS e-newsletter

(Fall 2018)








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