Auditor General DeFoor Releases Audits of Municipal Pension Plans in 12 Counties

September 08 2022
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Auditor General DeFoor Releases Audits of Municipal Pension Plans in 12 Counties

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HARRISBURG – Auditor General Timothy L. DeFoor today announced the release of audits of 28 municipal and police pension plans in Armstrong, Berks, Bucks, Lehigh, Luzerne, Lycoming, Montgomery, McKean, Northumberland, Venango, Washington and York counties.

“Our audits make sure state pension aid is used as required by law, which helps to reduce financial burdens on local taxpayers,” DeFoor said.

State aid for municipal pension plans is generated by a 2 percent tax on fire and casualty insurance policies sold in Pennsylvania by out-of-state companies. In 2021, the Department of the Auditor General distributed a total of $317 million in aid to 1,492 municipalities and regional departments to support pension plans covering police officers, paid firefighters and non-uniformed employees.

The department is required by law to audit municipal pension plans and volunteer fire relief associations that receive state aid from the department; liquid fuels tax usage by municipalities; various county offices and numerous other state government entities. 

Explanations of findings are found in the full audit reports linked below or available online at

Armstrong County

Cowanshannock Township Non-Uniformed Pension Plan

Mahoning Township Non-Uniformed Pension Plan

Berks County

Mazatawny Township Governmental Non-Uniformed Pension Plan

Robeson Township Non-Uniformed Employees’ Defined Contribution Pension Plan

Robeson Township Non-Uniformed Pension Plan

Robeson Township Police Pension Plan

Bucks County

Central Bucks Regional Non-Uniformed Pension Plan

Central Bucks Regional Police Pension Plan

Lehigh County

Catasauqua Borough Non-Uniformed Pension Plan

Catasauqua Borough Police Pension Plan

Luzerne County

Wilkes-Barre Township Non-Uniformed Pension Plan

Wilkes-Barre Township Police Pension Plan

Lycoming County

Hughesville Borough Non-Uniformed Pension Plan

Hughesville Borough Police Pension Plan

Montgomery County

Collegeville Borough Non-Uniformed Pension Plan

Collegeville Borough Police Pension Plan

Skippack Township Non-Uniformed Pension Plan

McKean County

Mount Jewett Borough Non-Uniformed Pension Plan

Mount Jewett Borough Police Pension Plan

Northumberland County

Milton Borough Bargaining Non-Uniformed Pension Plan

Milton Borough Non-Bargaining Non-Uniformed Pension Plan

Milton Borough Police Pension Plan

Venango County

Oakland Township Non-Uniformed Pension Plan

Richland Township Non-Uniformed Pension Plan

Washington County

Cross Creek Township Non-Uniformed Pension Plan 

Jefferson Township Non-Uniformed Pension Plan

York County

Codorus Township Non-Uniformed Pension Plan

Lower Chanceford Township Non-Uniformed Pension Plan


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