History

Challenging the Status Quo Since 1976

Since its founding in 1976, the Pension Rights Center’s activities have been directed at trying to make sure that older Americans will have enough money to live on when they are too old to work.

Below are some of the Center’s key accomplishments over the years:

2010-Present

Retirement Security for All: A Forum for State Action
State-administered retirement plans for private-sector workers
The new practice of offloading pensions
Administration on Aging’s Pension Counseling and Information Program
Re-Imagining Pensions
“Re-Imagining Pensions: Using Innovative Pension Plan Design to Reduce Risk and Increase Retirement Income”
The Center's 35th Anniversary
The Center's Advocacy
Retirement USA
Church Plans
12 Principles

2000-2009

DB+ Initiative
The Center's 30th Anniversary
National Pension Assistance Resource Center (National PARC)
PensionHelp America
The Center’s Conversation on Coverage
The Center spearheaded the development of a growing grassroots network
Women’s Pension Agenda
The Center played a key role in shaping proposed solutions to the retirement security problems highlighted by the collapse of Enron

1990-1999

The Pension Book: What You Need to Know to Prepare for Retirement
Coalition for Retirement Security
Pension Assistance Summit
U.S. Administration on Aging
Pension Assets
Mini-White House Conference

1980-1989

Women’s Pension Project
The Retirement Equity Act of 1984
The Tax Equity and Fiscal Responsibility Act of 1982
National Pension Assistance Project
The Center wrote a series of pioneering pension publications

1976-1979

Retirement Income News
Citizen's Conference on Pension Policy

PRC Historical Archives

Many of the Pension Rights Center’s historical records have been archived and are available at the M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives at the University at Albany, State University of New York.

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