The following list is comprised of ETF’s state, regional and national partners and/or other organizations related to policy making, administration and research affecting public retirement systems.

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State of Wisconsin Investment Board (SWIB)

SWIB, created in 1951, is responsible for managing the assets of the Wisconsin Retirement System, the State Investment Fund (SIF) and other state trust funds. As of December 31, 2015, SWIB managed over $99 billion in assets.

SWIB website

National Institute on Retirement Security (NIRS)

NIRS is a non-profit research and education organization established to contribute to informed policy making by fostering a deep understanding of the value of retirement security to employees, employers and the economy as a whole. NIRS website

National Association of Government Defined Contribution Administrators (NAGDCA)

NAGDCA is a national organization consisting of the deferred compensation/defined contribution plan administrators from the 50 states and over 100 local governments and entities that works to improve government defined contribution plans through the sharing of information on investments, administration and laws relating to public sector deferred compensation/defined contribution plans. NAGDCA website

National Association of State Retirement Administrators (NASRA)

NASRA is a nonprofit association whose members are the directors of the nation's state, territorial and largest statewide public retirement systems.

NASRA website

National Council on Teacher Retirement (NCTR)

NCTR is constituted as an independent association dedicated to safeguarding the integrity of public retirement systems in the United States and its territories to which teachers belong and to promoting the rights and benefits of all present and future members of the systems. NCTR website

Wisconsin Coalition of Annuitants (WCOA)

The WCOA consists of statewide and regional organizations representing retirees in the Wisconsin Retirement System, and may include active as well as retired participants in the system. Member organizations in the Coalition represent over 30,000 annuitants participating in the WRS. WCOA website

American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) Wisconsin

AARP is the nation's leading organization for people age 50 and older. It serves their needs and interests through information and education, advocacy, and community services which are provided by a network of local chapters and experienced volunteers throughout the country. AARP Wisconsin website

National Conference of State Legislators (NCSL)

NCSL is a bipartisan organization that serves the legislators and staffs of the nation's 50 states, its commonwealths, and territories and provides research and technical assistance for policymakers to exchange ideas on pressing state issues. NCSL website

Center for State and Local Government Excellence (SLGE)

SLGE is a non-partisan, non-profit research institute whose mission is to help state and local governments compete in the race for talent. SLGE research focuses on public sector retirement and health care benefits, competitive employment practices, demographic and occupational trends, and best practices in workforce recruitment and retention. SLGE website

The Council of State Governments

A national organization that forecasts policy trends for the community of states, commonwealths, and territories on a national and regional basis. The Council of State Governments