National Conference on Public Employee Retirement Systems

The Voice for Public Pensions

Corporate Governance

The NCPERS Model Proxy Voting Guidelines are designed to provide Benefit Funds and Trustees with a simple, inexpensive and effective way to discharge their fiduciary duties for proxy voting and to safeguard the equity investments of their beneficiaries.  The Guidelines ensure that Benefit Funds’ shares in publicly-traded companies are voted from a shareholder perspective instead of rubberstamping whatever the companies recommend on such fundamental and recurring issues as boards of directors, auditors, compensation and shareholder rights.

Best Governance Practices for Public Retirement Systems (updated May 2019)

NCPERS Model Proxy Voting Guidelines


Key Proxy Votes by Year