NCPERS Awards and Recognition
Public Pension Communicator of the Year Award
The Public Pension Communicator of the Year Award, presented by NCPERS, honors the communications staff person at a public pension who has demonstrated superior leadership skills; innovation and creativity; and created an impact with their communications endeavors in the preceding year.
The first-ever winner will be honored in person at NCPERS Pension Communications Summit in Washington, DC on January 22, 2024.
The deadline to nominate an individual for the 2024 awards is Friday, November 10. To nominate an individual for the Public Pension Communicator of the Year Award, please complete this online form. We strongly recommend reviewing the scoring rubric and FAQs before beginning your submission. Please note: You do not need to be an NCPERS member to nominate an individual, but the recipient must be a staff person at a member pension fund in good standing. For more information, please contact email@example.com.
Certificate of Excellence for Public Pension Reporting and Transparency
Since 2011, NCPERS has conducted its annual Public Retirement Systems Study to explore the retirement practices of the public sector. Public retirement plans across North America are invited to provide data on plan design, investment allocation and returns, actuarial assumptions, and plan governance practices.
The plans that participate are recognized with the Certificate of Excellence for Public Pension Reporting and Transparency for furthering open disclosure, increasing the range of data from which to learn from, and contributing to the public’s understanding of public retirement systems. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Public Pension Coordinating Council (PPCC) Standards Awards
The Public Pension Coordinating Council (PPCC) is a coalition of three national associations that represent public retirement systems and administrators: National Association of State Retirement Administrators (NASRA), the National Council on Teacher Retirement (NCTR) and the National Conference on Public Employee Retirement Systems (NCPERS).
The Public Pension Standards are intended reflect minimum expectations for public retirement system management and administration, as well as serve as a benchmark by which all defined benefit public plans should be measured. The retirement systems and the state and local governments that sponsor them are encouraged to meet these standards.
The Standards are separated into the Administrative Standard and the Funding Standard. A system may qualify and receive a Recognition Certificate for either the Administrative or Funding Standard. A system that qualifies for both certificates will be awarded the Public Pension Coordinating Council Standards Award. For more information, please contact email@example.com.