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

2023 PAPERS Membership and Sponsor Fees

2023 PAPERS Membership Application





Spring Forum

Virtual Sessions
May 17-18, 2023

In-Person Sessions
May 23-24, 2023 @ Harrisburg Hilton


Fall Workshop

In-Person Sessions
November 9, 2023 @ Harrisburg Hilton

Virtual Sessions
To Be Finalized




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.


2022 Fall Workshop

Click here for the conference agenda.





Welcome to the PAPERS website!!!


From the Desk of the PAPERS Executive Director


Karen K Deklinski


2022 has been a remarkable year so far. Starting with returning a little bit to normal while creating some new normals. The flexibility of our Board and all our members has been awesome. Going from virtual to hybrid to in person and never skipping a beat on the quality of training sessions has been extraordinary. We are the LEADER IN TRUSTEE EDUCATION for a reason.

On this website you will find a link to submit ideas for presentations. We’re always looking for presenters for our conferences and have been fortunate with the quality and thoughtfulness of our educational sessions. And we are always looking for current articles and things of interest to all our members to add to our newsletter. These are essential to keep us up-to-date on public pension trends, services, and products.

It’s a very exciting time for public pensions as the Pennsylvania legislature is contemplating a series of amendments to public pension laws rules and regulations. One such change would have all public pension plan trustees attend annual training in fiduciary matters. The good news is the training PAPERS provides will satisfy this requirement.

Thank you for visiting our web page and we look forward to seeing you at our next conference!!


Karen Deklinski



PAPERS Newsletter


Just below you'll find a link to the latest edition of the PAPERS newsletter (Summer 2022). Our goal is to provide interesting reading and a variety of points of interest to spark conversations in the realm of public pensions.   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 (Summer 2022)



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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