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SECURE 2.0 Efforts Advance Out of Senate Committees: Setting the Stage for End of Year Passage

June 24, 2022

On June 22, the Senate Finance Committee unanimously voted on a bipartisan bill, The Enhancing American Retirement Now Act, dubbed the EARN Act, that is the last Senate component for the broader SECURE Act 2.0 retirement security package.

MissionSquare Retirement Celebrates 50th Anniversary and Launches MissionSquare Foundation with $20 Million Grant for Communities

June 7, 2022

MissionSquare Retirement is announcing the creation of the MissionSquare Foundation.

Exodus of Employees is Increasing Strain on Public Sector Workforce According to New MissionSquare Research Institute Study

March 10, 2022

Workers Highlight Steps Their Employers Can Take to Help with Recruitment and Retention

New Financial Wellness Case Studies Highlight How Five Public Sector Employers Are Improving the Financial Health of Employees

February 24, 2022

Webinar on March 3rd Will Provide Innovative Ideas to Strengthen Financial Wellness Programs

State and Local Pension Plan Funding Levels Again Tick Upward, MissionSquare Research Institute Finds

February 16, 2022

Robust Financial Markets and Full Employer Contributions Impacting Improved Funded Status

New Financial Wellness Fact Sheets Demonstrate How 24 Public Sector Employers Have Implemented Programsto Improve the Financial Health of Employees

January 13, 2022

Developed Under a New Grant Program, the Fact Sheets Offer Innovative Ideas for Employers Seeking Ways toStrengthen Workforce Financial Wellness

MissionSquare Research Institute Identifies Six Workforce Trends To Watch In 2022

December 31, 2021

As state and local governments, along with other public service organizations, emerge in 2022 from a challenging two years, they continue to gain valuable insights into how public employers can manage and support their current workforce while positioning themselves to attract new talent.

IRS Announces 2022 Retirement Plan Contribution Limits

November 15, 2021

On November 4, 2021, the IRS announced the various adjustments applicable to retirement plan contribution limits for 2022.

Are We Preparing Public Employees for Retirement?

October 31, 2021

By Joshua Franzel, PhD, Managing Director, MissionSquare Research Institute

State and local pension plans funded status holds steady despite pandemic

September 23, 2021

New research finds state and local pension fund investments in alternatives tripled since 2005, representing larger share than fixed income investments

MissionSquare Retirement Memorial Scholarship Fund Increases its Awards Following the Pandemic

August 2, 2021

The MissionSquare Retirement Memorial Scholarship Fund (MissionSquare Scholarship Fund), formerly the ICMA-RC Public Employee Memorial Scholarship Fund, is pleased to announce it will increase its funding for the 2021-2022 academic year. The company will award nearly $70,000 in higher education scholarships to 31 recipients.

State and Local Workforce Morale Is Up, But Many Workers Still Consider Changing Jobs or Leaving Public Sector

July 20, 2021

New MissionSquare Research Institute National Poll Finds Increased Employee Debt and Sustained COVID-19 Worries

ICMA-RC is now MissionSquare Retirement

July 12, 2021

Rebrand reflects our commitment to help the public sector workforce build toward retirement readiness

New Research Finds 70% of State and Local Government Employees Fully Vaccinated Against COVID-19

June 29, 2021

MissionSquare Research Institute National Poll Indicates Most Employers Encourage Rather than Mandate Vaccines; Protecting Personal Health is Top Reason for Vaccination

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