Retirement Security Initiative
Bipartisan advocacy for fair and sustainable pensions
Why Pension Reform
Take a look from the top at the uncertain future of public employee pensions.
Keep yourself informed by reading through our curated list of resources.
View your home state’s unfunded pension liabilities using our interactive map of the United States
Mission & Principles
The Retirement Security Initiative (RSI) is a national, bipartisan advocacy organization focused on protecting and ensuring the fairness and solvency of public sector retirement plans. Our mission is to inform and educate policy leaders and the public regarding the importance of fair and sustainable public sector retirement plans, and organize and support policy development and advocacy efforts at the federal, state and local levels.
that State and local governments have a responsibility to provide essential services that protect the safety, health, welfare and quality of life for all Americans;
State and local governments have an obligation to ensure that their retirement plans are sustainable, fiscally sound and responsibly managed so that all retirees and employees get paid what they have earned; and
Solutions to the funding and cost crises need to be developed with input from employees, retirees, labor, management, taxpayers and fiscal experts.
Our Reform Principles
What We Do
The Retirement Security Initiative (RSI) is an advocacy organization focused on protecting and ensuring the fairness and sustainability of public sector retirement plans. RSI marshals and organizes a broad range of resources to help policymakers learn about pension issues and explore policy options. We work at the federal, state, county and municipal levels to:
Statement on California Supreme Court Decision, CalFire v. CalPERS, from the Retirement Security Initiative
The Retirement Security Initiative’s Founder, former San Jose mayor, Chuck Reed, and Chief Executive Officer, Pete Constant, have issued the following statements after today’s ruling
By Pete Constant, Chief Executive Officer, Retirement Security Initiative I’m frequently asked about the importance of the “CalFIRE case” for which the California Supreme Court may