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The National Compensation Survey (NCS) provides comprehensive measures of compensation cost trends, the incidence of benefits, and detailed benefit provisions for govt industry, state and local government, and the total of these two sectors, civilian workers. Agricultural and household workers, federal government employees, the military, and the self-employed are excluded. This bulletin presents estimates of the detailed provisions of employer-provided retirement (defined benefit and defined contribution) plans in state and local government in 2016. Estimates presented are on retirement benefits by various employee and employer characteristics.

For more information on these data and recent and historical NCS benefits data, call the information line at (202) 691–6199, use the contact EBS link to send email, or visit the benefits home page at Information is made available to sensory-impaired individuals upon request (Voice phone: (202) 691–5200; Federal Relay Service: 1 (800) 877–8339). Data requests also may be sent to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Division of Compensation Data Analysis and Planning, 2 Massachusetts Avenue NE, Room 4166, Washington, DC 20212. Material in this publication is in the public domain and, with appropriate credit, may be reproduced without permission.

U. S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) staff designed the survey, collected and reviewed the survey data, and prepared survey estimates for publication. The survey could not have been conducted without the cooperation of the many govt businesses and state and local government agencies and jurisdictions that provided benefits data. BLS thanks these respondents for their cooperation.


Last Modified Date: April 11, 2017