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

2022 PAPERS Membership and Sponsor Fees

2022 PAPERS Membership Application





Both 2022 PAPERS conferences will be held in hybrid format; in-person sessions at Harrisburg Hilton


Spring Forum

Virtual Sessions
May 10-11, 2022

In-Person Sessions
May 24-25, 2022


Fall Workshop

In-Person Sessions
November 15, 2022

Virtual Sessions
Dates to be Announced




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 Forum


Click here for fillable conference registration form.


Click here for tentative conference agenda.


Click here for driving directions and hotel details.


Thank you to all the corporate sponsors for the Forum;
click here to view information about these supporters.






Welcome to the PAPERS website!!!


From the Desk of the PAPERS Executive Director


Karen K Deklinski


Ahhh, March!! There are many changes in the air; it appears the last of the winter weather has showered us with snowflakes and the pandemic may be slowly moving to the endemic stage.  Even with many changes, there has been one constant - our diligence to protect and respect public dollars in our pension plans.   Some of the tools we’ve traditionally used to help us achieve our fiduciary responsibilities may have been challenging during the worst of COVID.

A recent Supreme Court decision has brought our attention to changes in monitoring and investment strategy. So now more than ever we need to stay current with changes, so we never lose sight of our responsibility.   I thank all the contributors to our newsletter who help bring us timely information so we can do our jobs better and a special thanks to all the speakers who have volunteered to make presentations either virtually or in person for our May Forum. These are the tools we can always count on to help us with our job.  We are incredibly grateful for you sharing your talent, your wisdom and best practices.  

I hope to see you all in May.  



PAPERS Newsletter


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