ICMA-RC News & Views
ICMA-RC keeps its finger on the pulse of what's important to local and state government employees and employers. Stay up to date on the retirement and financial services industries issues that matter to you here.
June 16, 2014
Auto-enrollment best practices in public sector defined contribution plans and how to implement them were presented in a webinar, "Auto Features in Public Sector Retirement Savings Plans," hosted by Gregory Dyson, Senior Vice President, Chief Operations and Marketing Officer, ICMA-RC; Joshua Franzel, Vice President of Research, Center for State and Local Government Excellence (the Center); and Paula Sanford, Public Service Associate, Carl Vinson Institute of Government at the University of Georgia.
June 3, 2014
The Center for State and Local Government Excellence is currently examining the use of auto features, such as auto enrollment and auto escalation, by state and local governments in the supplemental savings account plans they offer employees.
May 30, 2014
President Obama's Fiscal Year 2015 (FY15) budget proposal includes provisions that would either expand coverage or reduce retirement incentives.
May 13, 2014
On Saturday, May 10, 2014, ICMA-RC participated in the National Police Week 5K, sponsored by the Officer Down Memorial Page (ODMP). Approximately 30 ICMA-RC associates ran, walked, and cheered on event participants.
April 30, 2014
Representative David Camp (R-MI), Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, introduced a "discussion draft" of a comprehensive tax reform bill in February 2014.
April 25, 2014
Work Longer, Save More: How Changes in State Pension Plans Affect Retirement Income of Public Employees
April 17, 2014
More than 500 local government leaders attended this year’s National Forum for Black Public Administrators (NFBPA) “FORUM 2014” in San Antonio, Texas, April 11-15, 2014. The NFBPA is the principal and most progressive organization dedicated to the advancement of black public leadership in local and state governments.
March 31, 2014
Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA), Chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, introduced the Universal, Secure, and Adaptable (USA) Retirement Funds Act of 2014 on Jan. 30, 2014.
March 20, 2014
ICMA-RC President and CEO Joan McCallen has announced her decision to retire at year-end following a distinguished 39-year career in the financial services industry.
March 19, 2014
At the March 2014 Pensions & Investments Defined Contribution Conference, ICMA-RC received a first place Eddy Award for RealizeRetirementSM, a financial education resource to help public sector employees set retirement goals at different career stages. In addition, ICMA-RC’s Education Video Campaign, focusing on the importance of saving for retirement — received a second place 2014 Pension & Investments Eddy Award in the Special Projects Category.