Public Employee Retirement Systems--Participants and Finances: 1980 to 2005

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The Statistical Abstract files are distributed by the US Census Department as Microsoft Excel files. These files have data mixed with notes and references, multiple tables per sheet, and, worst of all, the table headers are not easily matched to their rows and columns.

A few files had extraneous characters in the title. These were corrected to be consistent. A few files have a sheet of crufty gibberish in the first slot. The sheet order was shuffled but no data were changed.

The tables that were changed (this is table 531):

0166 0257 0362 0429 0445 0446 0459 0461 0462 0464 0465 0466 0467
0469 0479 0480 0481 0482 0483 0484 0485 0486 0487 0559 0628 0629
1144 1227 1231

This dataset consists of a table of 59 rows and 28 columns.

For fiscal year of retirement system, except data for the Thrift Savings Plan are for calendar year (4,629 represents 4,629,000). For a definition of defined benefit, see headnote T. 535


  1. Includes active, separated vested, retired employees, and survivors.
  2. The Federal Employees Retirement System was established June 6, 1986.
  3. Includes nondisability and disability retirees, surviving families,
    and all active personnel with the exception of active reserves.
  4. The Thrift Savings Plan (a defined contribution plan) was established
    April 1, 1987.
  5. Excludes state and local plans that are fully supported by employee
  6. Not adjusted for double counting of individuals participating in more
    than one plan.
  7. The Military Retirement System was unfunded until October 1, 1984.


Public Domain (Government Work)

This dataset was prepared by the government and is therefore in the public domain. There are no restrictions upon its use.