Rising government contributions to the state pension system are drawing increased attention to operations of the $129 billion fund. This database covers more than 335,000 retirees from agencies and local governments in New York state whose pensions were calculated by the end of the New York state budget year ending March 31, 2009.
Pensions are calculated based on years of service and final average salary, which can include the final year or three years' base salary, overtime, holiday pay, non-compensatory overtime and longevity bonuses. For school districts, non-professional employees are included. Teachers and administrators use a different retirement system.