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Jul 10, 2014, 14:02 ET

ICMA-RC Investment Releases Research Brief on Alternative Beta Methodologies

 Public sector retirement plan provider, ICMA-RC, has released an investment research brief entitled "Alternative Beta: Impact across Market...

Jun 16, 2014, 14:28 ET

Webinar Discusses Best Practices, Challenges, and Solutions for Auto Features in Public Sector Retirement Savings Plans

Auto-enrollment best practices in public sector defined contribution plans and how to implement them were presented in a webinar, "Auto Features in...

May 13, 2014, 15:35 ET

ICMA-RC Pays Tribute to Fallen Public Sector Heroes Through Community Service

 On Saturday, May 10, 2014, ICMA-RC participated in the National Police Week 5K, sponsored by the Officer Down Memorial Page (ODMP)....

May 07, 2014, 16:45 ET
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ICMA to Present Eco-Friendly Urbanization Summit in China

ICMA, the International City/County Management Association, is partnering with the city of Yangzhou, China, and the ICMA China Center to present...

Apr 25, 2014, 11:20 ET
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ICMA: Former Bell, California, Manager's Sentence Underscores Need for Local Government Ethics and Transparency

 The sentencing of former Bell, California, city manager Robert Rizzo to 12 years in state prison after being found guilty of 69 charges of...

Apr 17, 2014, 11:17 ET

ICMA-RC Sponsors National Forum for Black Public Administrators (NFBPA) "FORUM 2014"

 More than 500 local government leaders attended this year's National Forum for Black Public Administrators (NFBPA) "FORUM 2014" in San...

Mar 19, 2014, 16:21 ET

ICMA-RC Recognized by Pension & Investments with Eddy Award for Education Website

 At the March 2014 Pensions & Investments Defined Contribution Conference, ICMA-RC received a first place Eddy Award for...

Mar 12, 2014, 15:13 ET
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SAS, ICMA to Revitalize Performance Management for Local Governments

 Facing slowly recovering revenues, growing citizen demands for services, and higher standards for accounting and transparency, local...

Feb 26, 2014, 11:06 ET

ICMA-RC Participates in America Saves Week, Encourages Saving, Goal Setting

 According to a survey released by the American Savings Education Council in coordination with America Saves Week, 51 percent of Americans have...

Feb 18, 2014, 12:00 ET
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ICMA Urges Young People To Consider Careers As Professional Local Government Managers

The current demographics of professional local government managers indicate that as an increasing number of baby boom managers retire and leave...

Jan 15, 2014, 16:36 ET
ICMA-RC was honored with more than 20 awards in 2013 for their education initiatives like their "Video Campaign." The video campaign, praised for its use of clever animation and great script writing, demonstrates in a straightforward and simple way the importance of saving for retirement to public sector employees in all life and career stages. www.icmarc.org/your457 (PRNewsFoto/ICMA-RC)

ICMA-RC Education Initiative Awards Reach Record Number in 2013

ICMA-RC, a retirement plan provider whose mission is to help public employees build retirement security, has received close to 100 national and...

Dec 19, 2013, 16:41 ET
ICMA-RC launches new features to its participant-based online platform for managing more than a million public sector retirement accounts. www.icmarc.org.  (PRNewsFoto/ICMA-RC)

ICMA-RC Introduces Enhancements to Retirement Planning Services and Resources

 ICMA-RC has launched new features to Account Access, its participant-based online platform for managing retirement accounts. The enhancements...

Nov 25, 2013, 10:00 ET

ICMA-RC Memorial Scholarship Fund Accepting Applications

The ICMA-RC Vantagepoint Public Employee Memorial Scholarship Fund (ICMA-RC Memorial Scholarship Fund), which provides financial assistance for...

Nov 11, 2013, 13:30 ET
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ICMA and OpenGov.com Partner to Help Local Governments Access, Analyze, and Share Financial Information

ICMA, the International City/County Management Association, welcomes OpenGov.com as a new Strategic Partner.  ICMA's partnership with...

Oct 17, 2013, 11:14 ET

Public Sector Employees Encouraged to Take Small Saving Steps During National Save for Retirement Week, October 20-26

 ICMA-RC is encouraging public employees to take small steps toward planning for retirement during National Save for Retirement Week, an effort...

Oct 15, 2013, 15:13 ET
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Civic Engagement Latest Focus of Local Government Management Association's Center for Management Strategies

"Local community governance and public problem solving have become more detached from the ordinary citizen," the result of "a half-century trend...

Oct 15, 2013, 15:08 ET
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ICMA Survey Results Indicate Collaboration among Local Elected and Appointed Officials

At a time when collaboration appears to be nonexistent at the federal level, collaboration at the local government level is earning high marks....

Sep 26, 2013, 12:42 ET
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Gun Violence and Our Communities: Local Government Leaders Share First-Hand Perspectives & Lessons Learned

"It can happen anywhere....at any time." That was the key message concerning gun violence in the United States conveyed by six veteran city...

Sep 09, 2013, 17:45 ET
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New ICMA Campaign Focuses on Value of Professional Managers in Local Government

Life, Well Run, a National Campaign, Seeks to Raise Awareness of Role of Professional Local Government Managers, Who Typically Are Unknown to...

Sep 04, 2013, 10:00 ET
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ICMA and Partners Esri and MindMixer Host Local Government Hackathon in Conjunction with ICMA Annual Conference in Boston

ICMA, the International City/County Management Association, together with its long-time strategic partner, Esri, and a new start-up, MindMixer,...

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