Kenneth A. Simpler
State Treasurer

First in Finance

Our office honors Delaware's rich history in finance by fostering fiscally sound practices — transparency, accountability and certainty — in all that we do.

Ken Simpler, State Treasurer

Quarterly Message from the Treasurer

At the Treasurer’s Office and throughout state government, improvements to our operations are made with some regularity. Too often, however, these happen in spite of processes, practices and infrastructure that are outdated, incomplete or just plain broken. It’s time to overhaul some of these systems, beginning with our budgeting framework. This coming legislative session we have the opportunity to reach a "Grand Bargain” -- one that combines long-term revenue reform with new spending controls -- to put our State on a certain, sufficient and sustainable path forward. Read my most recent newsletter below to understand how we can frame such a bargain.

Delaware's Money

The Office of the State Treasurer provides strategic leadership on the State's investments, banking services and debt management programs. These programs are designed to optimize the State's cash flow, provide the necessary liquidity to meet daily obligations, ensure proper investment of remaining funds, safeguard all funds on deposit, and promote sound borrowing practices. The office upholds the implementation of best practices and long term sustainability for each program by selecting and building strong partnerships with world class providers.

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Investments Information


Oversees the management of the State’s general, special and school fund investment portfolios totaling about $1.6 billion. Portfolio performance and historical trends are reported annually.
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Banking Information


Responsible for the design and implementation of the State’s banking structure, including the infrastructure for secure information exchange and transaction processing.
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Debt Information


In collaboration with the Department of Finance, this unit manages debt obligations that support capital projects throughout the state. Outstanding obligations and credit ratings are reported annually.
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Your Money

The Office of the State Treasurer administers the State of Delaware's Retirement Savings Plans for state employees and education professionals and has oversight for the administration of Delaware’s 529 College Savings Plan and the development and implementation of Delaware’s ABLE plan, a program for persons with disabilities. All of these plans are tax-advantaged, voluntary savings vehicles that do not involve state monies and do not require minimum contributions, while providing flexible investment choices and easy enrollment processes.

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Retirement Savings Plan

Voluntary savings are an important step toward living out a financially secure future. Pension and Social Security payments may not be enough to meet your needs in retirement.
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College Investment Plan

It is never too late to start saving for college. While an earlier start is better, starting when your child is older still provides tax and asset growth benefits needed to reach higher education goals.
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ABLE Program

ABLE accounts secure supplement funding for disability related expenses on behalf of designated beneficiaries with disabilities without affecting public benefits currently available.
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Read all about the lastest press releases and news briefs from Treasurer Simpler or the Office.

Boards & Councils

The State Treasurer provides strategic direction to Governing Bodies charged with designing best in class statewide programs for the benefit of various constituency groups.

Financial Information

We are committed to building a centralized repository of information to further assist interested parties with the understanding of the state's financial condition.

Requests for Proposals

Visit the State's Bid Solicitation Directory to learn more about open and awarded solicitations.

Forms & Documents Library

All necessary forms issued by the Office of the State Treasurer are available on this site.

FOIA Requests

Learn about how to file a request for public records.