Treasurer Stacy Garrity marked Sunshine Week by announcing a new feature on Treasury’s Transparency Portal that gives the public easy access to county- and state-level data about Pennsylvania’s unclaimed property program, the PA 529 College & Career Savings Program, Keystone Scholars, and the PA ABLE Savings Program.
“As a fiscal watchdog, I’m always looking for ways to increase government transparency, which is what Sunshine Week is all about,” Garrity said. “Making this data widely available will give the public more insight into Treasury’s programs than ever before.”
The new feature includes four interactive maps of Pennsylvania displaying data for unclaimed property, PA 529, Keystone Scholars, and PA ABLE. Users can now see county-by-county details such as:
- How much unclaimed property is available;
- How much unclaimed property has been returned since Jan. 1, 2021;
- The number of open PA 529 and PA ABLE accounts;
- Total assets in PA 529 and PA ABLE; and
- The number of registered Keystone Scholars accounts.
Statewide data is also available, and the data will be updated quarterly.
“Highlighting Treasury’s powerful savings tools and our work to return unclaimed property will encourage Pennsylvanians to use these programs,” Garrity said. “I want people in every corner of the state to know the great things Treasury has to offer them and their families to improve their financiawellness.”
Information on all of Treasury’s consumer programs can be found online at patreasury.gov/consumer/.
Treasury’s Transparency Portal launched in 2017 and includes data back to 2014. In 2021, Treasurer Garrity added details of Ledger 5 to the Transparency Portal. Ledger 5 is a tool the state uses to account for unappropriated expenses. This is the first time taxpayers have been able to see this information.