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


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 Conferences if 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 (Spring 2019). 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 think spring is right around the corner. I’m not fond of snow and cold weather and I find the older I get the less tolerant I am of slippery roads and icy windshields. So imagine how happy I was last month to be invited to the Florida Trustee School to experience their high-quality sessions!   Thanks to our board members Meredith Despins and Jonathon Davidson I was able to meet many presenters personally. 

I came back home with great ideas for PAPERS.   I am thrilled to announce our May Forum for the first time will have a designated section to review fiduciary fundamentals. The fiduciary fundamental section will be the beginning of our NEW Trustee School and promises to provide a comprehensive overview of basic responsibilities.  The more seasoned trustee will have the opportunity renew their basic knowledge of trustee responsibilities as well.  I am truly looking forward to everyone attending this new section and providing me feedback on what we need to add or what we may subtract. The afternoon and following day of the forum will, as typical, have high quality sessions for all our members.  I am excited to see everyone in May and it certainly will be warmer!!



Karen K Deklinski



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

(Spring 2019)


PAPERS 2019 Forum - A Great Success


Click here for the final conference agenda.


Some of the presenters at the conference have given permission for their presentations to be posted on the PAPERS website. Click here to access links to the various presentations.



Special Thanks to our Conference Sponsors


Platinum Sponsor

  • BNY Mellon

Gold Sponsors

  • Bernstein Litowitz Berger Grossmann
  • C.S. McKee
  • Levi, Ray & Shoup, Inc.
  • Neuberger Berman
  • Pension Technology Group

Silver Sponsors

  • The Hazzouri Group at Morgan Stanley
  • Nareit


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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