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

James A. Perry
Executive Director Emeritus
Phone: 717-545-3901


PAPERS Brochure

2017 PAPERS Membership and Sponsor Fees

PAPERS Membership Application








13th Annual


May 24-25, 2017

Harrisburg, PA

11th Annual

Fall Workshop

Nov. 14-15, 2017

Pittsburgh, PA
(Pending final confirmation)








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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.



Click here to access the latest issue of the PAPERS e-newsletter (Spring 2017)



13th Annual PAPERS Forum

May 24-25, 2017

The Hilton Hotel, Harrisburg



Click here to view the conference agenda.


Click here for a fillable registration form.

Early bird registration rates have expired;
standard registration rates are now in effect.


Click here for information about hotel reservations and driving directions.


Thank you to these Forum Sponsors which have provided special support for this conference:


Platinum Sponsor

BNY Mellon
T. Rowe Price

Gold Sponsors

C. S. McKee Investment Managers
Neuberger Berman

Pension Technology Group
STP Investment Services

Silver Sponsors

Aon Hewitt

Emerald Advisers, Inc.

Gabriel, Roeder, Smith & Co.

Macquarie Investment Management (formerly Delaware Invesetments)

National Association of Read Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT)



From the Desk of the Executive Director

Welcome to the PAPERS website!!!

Since joining the Association as the Executive Director at the beginning of the year, I have been traveling throughout the state to meet our members and learn firsthand the interests and needs of our pension plan trustees.  I hope you find valuable information on this site that relates directly to your profession. Our goal is to promote the goals and values of PAPERS and to be known for providing Leadership in Trustee Education.  To help achieve that goal, we are planning an informative Spring Forum in Harrisburg this May. Please visit the conference tab for more information on how to register.   If we have not already met, I'll look forward to meeting you then.

An announcement will be made soon on PAPERS' re-constituted certification program.  Our Public Pension Certified Professional (PPCP) accreditation is respected in the retirement field and we are honored to resume the program with the May Forum.

Thank you for visiting our page.  Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have questions or suggestions and most importantly, if you would like to discuss how you can get more involved in PAPERS.


Karen K Deklinski













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