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Wyoming Public Employees Basics

  • Established 1949
  • Currently open to new hires
  • Plan covers state and local employees
  • Plan members covered by Social Security
  • Multiple employer, cost sharing plan

Assets, Participants, and Benefits

Assets at Year-End, Wyoming Public Employees, 2001-2018

Fiscal Year Net Assets (billions)
2001 4.2
2002 3.6
2003 4.3
2004 4.7
2005 5.0
2006 5.5
2007 5.8
2008 4.0
2009 5.0
2010 5.5
2011 5.3
2012 5.9
2013 6.5
2014 6.7
2015 6.4
2016 6.7
2017 7.4
2018 6.8

Source: Public Plans Database

Number of Actives per Annuitant, 2001-2018

Fiscal Year Wyoming Public Employees US State and Local Pensions
2001 2.3 2.5
2002 2.1 2.4
2003 2.0 2.3
2004 2.0 2.3
2005 2.0 2.2
2006 2.0 2.1
2007 2.0 2.1
2008 1.9 2.1
2009 1.9 2.0
2010 1.8 1.9
2011 1.7 1.7
2012 1.7 1.7
2013 1.6 1.6
2014 1.5 1.5
2015 1.5 1.4
2016 1.4 1.4
2017 1.3 1.3
2018 1.3 1.3

Source: Public Plans Database

National data averages are weighted by plan size.

Costs

Employer's Annual Required Contribution as a Percentage of Payroll and Portion Paid for Wyoming Public Employees, 2001-2018

Fiscal Year Portion of Employer ARC paid Portion of Employer ARC left unpaid US Avg Employer ARC ARC as a Percent of Payroll {role:annotation}
2001 5.9 0.0 5.0 1.2 1.2
2002 5.8 0.0 4.8 5.2 5.2
2003 5.4 2.6 5.7 8.0 8.0
2004 5.6 2.8 7.3 8.3 8.3
2005 5.6 3.8 9.0 9.4 9.4
2006 5.7 0.0 9.3 5.1 5.1
2007 5.7 0.0 10.0 5.0 5.0
2008 5.6 0.0 10.4 5.2 5.2
2009 14.4 0.0 10.2 8.5 8.5
2010 6.1 1.8 10.5 7.9 7.9
2011 7.0 0.5 12.5 7.5 7.5
2012 7.0 0.9 12.9 7.9 7.9
2013 7.2 1.7 14.0 8.9 8.9
2014 7.1 2.9 14.4 10.1 10.1
2015 7.8 1.3 14.9 9.1 9.1
2016 8.2 1.2 14.8 9.4 9.4
2017 8.3 1.4 15.1 9.7 9.7
2018 8.3 2.5 15.9 10.8 10.8

Source: Public Plans Database

National data averages are weighted by plan size.

Actuarial Funding

Actuarial Funded Ratio for Wyoming Public Employees, 2001-2018

Fiscal Year Wyoming Public Employees National Data
2001 103.2 106.5
2002 92.2 101.1
2003 91.7 94.2
2004 96.0 93.1
2005 95.1 91.1
2006 94.4 90.5
2007 94.0 91.2
2008 78.6 90.2
2009 87.5 83.2
2010 84.6 81.5
2011 81.9 80.4
2012 78.6 78.9
2013 77.6 78.7
2014 79.0 79.0
2015 78.2 78.2
2016 78.1 76.3
2017 76.3 76.4
2018 74.2 76.6

Source: Public Plans Database

National data averages are weighted by plan size and reflects the average for plans of similar type and Social Security coverage.

Investments

Asset Allocation for Wyoming Public Employees, 2018

Category Percent
Equities 48.4
Fixed Income 16.8
Private Equity 15.2
Real Estate 0.0
Cash 1.8
Other 0.0
Commodities 0.0
Hedge Fund 17.8
Misc. Alternatives 0.0

Source: Public Plans Database

Asset Allocation for State and Local Pensions, 2018

Category Percent
Equities 48.3
Fixed Income 22.2
Private Equity 9.0
Real Estate 8.4
Cash 1.8
Other 0.3
Commodities 1.9
Hedge Fund 7.0
Misc. Alternatives 1.2

Source: Public Plans Database

National data averages are weighted by plan size.


Asset allocation for Wyoming Public Employees, 2001-2018

Fiscal Year Equities Fixed Income Private Equity Real Estate Cash Other Commodities Hedge Fund Misc. Alternatives
2001 56.0 43.9 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 54.3 44.2 1.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 69.8 29.3 0.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 63.1 29.0 5.5 2.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 61.9 29.1 1.6 7.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 60.6 29.9 4.2 5.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 60.0 31.4 2.7 5.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2008 54.5 27.4 6.5 11.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2009 57.2 27.6 5.2 0.0 6.7 0.0 0.0 3.3 0.0
2010 59.2 29.4 5.1 0.0 3.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2011 54.2 25.6 10.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 10.1 0.0
2012 52.3 28.7 8.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 10.5 0.0
2013 53.9 28.1 8.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 9.6 0.0
2014 58.2 18.7 8.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 14.6 0.0
2015 57.6 18.8 10.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 13.1 0.0
2016 53.9 16.4 12.2 0.0 0.9 0.0 0.0 16.6 0.0
2017 46.9 23.3 11.8 0.0 1.5 0.0 0.0 16.5 0.0
2018 48.4 16.8 15.2 0.0 1.8 0.0 0.0 17.8 0.0

Source: Public Plans Database


Annual Return as of December 31 for Wyoming Public Employees, 2001-2018

Fiscal Year Wyoming Public Employees Assumed return
2001 -4.44 8.00
2002 -9.29 8.00
2003 21.00 8.00
2004 11.54 8.00
2005 8.22 8.00
2006 12.63 8.00
2007 7.44 8.00
2008 -29.63 8.00
2009 23.80 8.00
2010 13.50 8.00
2011 -1.20 8.00
2012 13.70 8.00
2013 13.20 7.75
2014 4.70 7.75
2015 -0.30 7.75
2016 7.60 7.75
2017 14.20 7.00
2018 -3.52 7.00

Source: Public Plans Database

National data averages are weighted by plan size.

Cash Flows

Cash Flow vs. Total Assets (Millions)
Wyoming Public Employees
2001-2018

Fiscal Year Cash Flow Assets
2001 -47.3 4,160.8
2002 -142.2 3,627.0
2003 -71.1 4,300.0
2004 -81.4 4,693.8
2005 -90.7 4,961.2
2006 -93.2 5,467.1
2007 -90.1 5,768.5
2008 -97.7 4,029.9
2009 38.0 4,971.2
2010 -113.9 5,495.3
2011 -113.6 5,318.2
2012 -137.4 5,904.3
2013 -160.2 6,524.6
2014 -170.7 6,672.2
2015 -177.2 6,427.8
2016 -204.0 6,678.5
2017 -243.9 7,358.5
2018 -274.6 6,831.4

Source: Public Plans Database


Cash Flow as a Percentage of Assets
Wyoming Public Employees
2001-2018

Fiscal Year Wyoming Public Employees National Average
2001 -1.1 -2.0
2002 -3.9 -2.7
2003 -1.7 -2.2
2004 -1.7 -1.6
2005 -1.8 -2.0
2006 -1.7 -1.9
2007 -1.6 -2.0
2008 -2.4 -3.0
2009 0.8 -2.6
2010 -2.1 -2.4
2011 -2.1 -2.7
2012 -2.3 -2.6
2013 -2.5 -2.3
2014 -2.6 -2.3
2015 -2.8 -2.7
2016 -3.1 -2.2
2017 -3.3 -2.7
2018 -4.0 -3.0

Source: Public Plans Database

National data averages are weighted by plan size.

2018 Financial Reports

Benefits

Website for Wyoming Public Employees benefit descriptions.