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News and Updates

MissionSquare Retirement Board of Directors Appoints Deanna J. Santana Acting CEO & President

April 25, 2023

The Board of Directors has appointed Chair Deanna J. Santana as Acting Chief Executive Officer and President following the departure of Lynne Ford, while the Board conducts a search for a new permanent CEO. Current board member Bob Jones will succeed Santana as Board Chair during this period.

During Financial Literacy Month, MissionSquare Retirement Reaffirms Its Commitment to Strengthening the Financial Confidence and Economic Security of Public Service Employees

April 5, 2023

Throughout April, MissionSquare Retirement will provide webinars, tools, and support to retirement plan employers and participants to help bolster their financial education and confidence.

New MissionSquare Research Institute Survey Finds Many Public Service Employees Worry About Inflation

March 2, 2023

Job Satisfaction and Retirement Benefits are Key Factors in Attracting Public Service Workers

MissionSquare Retirement Announces New Board Chair and Two New Board Members

February 9, 2023

Seasoned City Manager Deanna Santana to Lead Board of Directors

Many Public Service Employees Struggle to Pay Bills and Worry About Retirement

February 2, 2023

New First-of-a-Kind Benchmark Research from MissionSquare Research Institute Examines the Financial Wellbeing, Benefits, and Savings of Public Employees

Michael McAtamney Joins MissionSquare Retirement to Lead the Company’s Consultant Relations Team

January 30, 2023

MissionSquare Retirement today announced that Michael McAtamney has joined the company as Vice President, Head of Consultant Relations.

New MissionSquare Research Institute Report Finds Meaningful Work and Workplace Culture are Top Priorities for Younger Workers

January 12, 2023

83% Say Government Benefits Are Competitive, While 32% Find Salaries Competitive

MissionSquare Research Institute Identifies Six Workforce Trends to Watch in 2023

December 30, 2022

State and local governments, along with other public service organizations, faced yet another challenging year.

MissionSquare Retirement Applauds Passage of SECURE 2.0 Retirement Legislation

December 23, 2022

Lower Cost Investment Options, Removal of Administrative Barriers and Saver’s Match Will Strengthen Public Service Employees’ Ability to Prepare for Retirement

SECURE 2.0 Act of 2022 Included in 2023 Omnibus Appropriations Package

December 22, 2022

The SECURE 2.0 Act of 2022 includes approximately 100 provisions designed to boost participation in workplace retirement plans and reduce the cost and administrative burdens of sponsoring them.

New MissionSquare Research Institute Research Provides In-Depth Insight on the Workforce Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Challenges and Opportunities Facing Local Governments

November 28, 2022

A new report from MissionSquare Research Institute presents the results of focus groups with local government staff responsible for workforce Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) programs.

84% of Public Service Employees Increasingly Anxious About Their Financial Security Amid Turbulent Economy and Market Volatility

October 12, 2022

New MissionSquare Research Institute Survey Finds Retirement Savings Dropping as Inflation and Housing Costs Rise

40 Surviving Family Members of Fallen Heroes Receive Higher Education Scholarships

September 13, 2022

In its 21st Year, MissionSquare Retirement Memorial Scholarship Fund Again Increases Scholarships to Help Address the Rising Cost of Education

Katherine Schulze Joins MissionSquare Retirement to Lead the Company’s Legal and Corporate Affairs Team

August 10, 2022

Katherine Schulze Joins MissionSquare Retirement to Lead the Company’s Legal and Corporate Affairs Team

New MissionSquare Research Institute Study Finds Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion a High Priority for Most Local Governments

July 7, 2022

A new research report from MissionSquare Research Institute finds workforce diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) is a high priority for 56% of local government human resources staff. The most common focus of local government DEI programs and policies is on the equitable treatment of employees (52 percent), an area that most respondents (70%) say has been successful.

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.

New Study Finds State and Local Governments Hiring, But Face Acute Challenges Retaining Workers

June 23, 2022

Eighty-one percent of state and local governments are hiring new employees but face workforce challenges that are impacting total employment

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

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