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

2021 PAPERS Membership and Sponsor Fees

2021 PAPERS Membership Application









PAPERS Virtual Forum

May 12-13-19-20-26-27


Change to virtual Fall Workshop possible depending on pandemic requirements

Fall Workshop

November 17-18, 2021

Philadelphia, 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 PAPERS Conferences if you are interested in suggesting a topic and/or speaker(s) for one of PAPERS' two annual conferences.





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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.



Important Announcement

2021 Forum Coming Up!

There's Still Time to Register!

2021 Forum


Click here to access the registration form.


Click here for the conference tentative agenda.

Click here for more information about speakers and topics.

Click here to view information about conference sponsors.






Welcome to the PAPERS website!!!


From the Desk of the PAPERS Executive Director


Karen K Deklinski


As we begin planning for our May Forum conference, snow is still falling on the ground!  But, as we all know, spring is on its way and with it brings optimism and opportunities for new beginnings.  Realizing, in some form or another, the virtual world is here to stay, we are still actively exploring ways to get together in person, hopefully by the Fall Workshop. 

In the meantime, we are taking advantage of the virtual format by providing high quality presentations in our newsletter and at our conferences that are educational, easily assessable, and valuable. There has been a dramatic change in how we approach our daily lives and, in some respects, the focus on public pensions have become more acute. The experts in the field have spent countless hours on the subject and some of the best and brightest share their thoughts and expertise with us. From interesting articles to case studies to virtual roundtables, the 2021 Forum is lining up to be one of the most informative to date.  Starting on the morning of May 12, there will be two sessions a day each day for six days: May12-13-19-20-26-27. We look forward to your participation and your feedback! 



PAPERS Newsletter


Just below you'll find a link to the latest edition of the PAPERS newsletter (Spring 2021). 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. 


Click here to access the latest issue of the PAPERS e-newsletter (Spring 2021)



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.



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