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

2018 PAPERS Membership and Sponsor Fees

PAPERS Membership Application








12th Annual

Fall Workshop

Nov. 27-28, 2018

Philadelphia, PA


15th Annual


May 29-30, 2019

Harrisburg, PA
(Note date change from original announcement)


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.






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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.

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 (Summer 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. 


This summer may have set a record for the number of consecutive days with the temperature hitting over 90°. With the heat on, many joke about winter weather, but the reality is, colder weather is much closer than we realize. For example our Fall Workshop in Philadelphia, November 27-28, is only about four months away.  We are already finalizing our presentations with various speakers.  If you are interested in providing an educational session, please complete the Presenter Application found on the "Fall Workshop" tab of this website and return as soon as possible.

 A highlight of the conference will be the attendance of the inaugural class for our new certification program.  We have had several members sign up for PAPERS’ Certified PA Public Retirement Plan Professional certification program.  Part of the program’s requirement is to attend PAPERS’ annual conferences, so many of those attending the Fall Workshop will be participating in the certification process.  More information on the certification program may be found on this website under the "Certification Program" tab.

This summer newsletter has great articles that provide interesting information in the realm of public pension plans.  Please take the time to read the articles and, if you get an opportunity, comment on them or send a note to the submitter to let them know that you appreciate their insights.  I hope everybody enjoys the rest of their summer.


Karen K Deklinski




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

(Summer 2018)



Coming Up This Fall!


Click here for a conference registration form.

Click here for driving directions and hotel information.

Check back later for the conference agenda.






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