About Us

At NPPC, we are dedicated to ensuring that every public employee can retire with dignity.

Millions of public servants across the nation rely on their defined benefit pensions for security and peace of mind in their retirement years. Our mission is to ensure the benefits of these hard-working individuals who are essential to our communities.

We know that there is no one more invested in strengthening the public pension system than the public employees themselves, who rely on these pensions as their primary source of retirement income. In fact, for 30% of public employees, defined benefit pensions are their only source of retirement, as they do not receive Social Security benefits.

Founded in 2007, NPPC remains a leading advocate for the preservation of defined benefit plans. Through collaboration with a network of national and state-based organizations, we strive to educate policymakers and the public on the significant impact of pensions, not only for the individual public worker but also for the broader community and economy.

From the blog

  • Bringing Pensions Back!

    Contrary to what you might hear from pension opponents, pensions are making a comeback. Once considered a relic of the past, traditional defined benefit (DB) pensions are experiencing a resurgence as states and cities across the country reinstate and bolster…

  • This Week in Pensions: June 28, 2024

    Welcome to the latest edition of This Week in Pensions! We have gathered the best stories about pensions and retirement security from the previous week. You need to know this news in the fight for a secure retirement. NPPC News…

  • The Inequity Trap: How 401(k)s Drive Earning Gaps Between Workers

    A new study from Vanguard outlines a predictable yet troubling reality: The vast majority of employer contributions to 401(k) plans benefit higher-income employees rather than their working-class counterparts. The study, conducted by economists from MIT, Yale, and the U.S. Census…

  • High Pension Stakes in the Great Lakes State
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    Michigan has a pension problem. The complicated history between the state legislature and the state‚Äôs defined benefit pension systems has contributed to public sector employee shortages, including education, public safety, public works, and other state and local government positions. But…

  • This Week in Pensions: June 7, 2024

    Welcome to the latest edition of This Week in Pensions! We have gathered the best stories about pensions and retirement security from the previous week. You need to know this news in the fight for a secure retirement. Oklahoma Police…

  • This Week in Pensions: May 31, 2024
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    Welcome to the latest edition of This Week in Pensions! We have gathered the best stories about pensions and retirement security from the previous week. You need to know this news in the fight for a secure retirement. NPPC News…