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May 26, 2015, 17:51 ET

ICMA Announces Partnership with Environmental Center for Arab Towns

The Environmental Center for Arab Towns (ECAT) has become ICMA's first affiliate in the Gulf Region, with plans to collaborate on city exchanges...

May 20, 2015, 14:17 ET

ICMA-RC Employees Run to Honor Fallen Police Officers and Recognize Public Servants

 ICMA-RC, a financial services corporation that exclusively serves the public sector, sponsored and participated in two 5K events on May 9 and...

May 14, 2015, 15:37 ET

ICMA-RC Expands Guided Pathways® Investment Advisory Services to Retirees

 ICMA-RC's Guided Pathways program now provides professional investment advisory services throughout the lifetime of public sector employees...

Apr 30, 2015, 13:30 ET
ICMA-RC Appoints Angela Montez as Senior Vice President and General Counsel

--- ICMA-RC Appoints Angela Montez as Senior Vice President and General Counsel ---

 ICMA-RC, a Washington, D.C.-based financial services corporation that administers retirement plans and provides related services for more than...

Apr 28, 2015, 14:00 ET
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ICMA Addresses Climate Change in 8 Dominican Republic Communities through USAID-Funded Program

The Dominican Republic (pop. 10.4 million) ranks as one of ten countries in the world that is most vulnerable to climate change. Because of its...

Apr 28, 2015, 11:05 ET

ICMA-RC Goes Mobile for April's Financial Literacy Month

 ICMA-RC's mobile app helped reinforce the convenience of educational retirement planning resources for public sector employees during April's...

Apr 06, 2015, 12:01 ET
ICMA-RC's Chief Investment Officer Wayne Wicker has received recognition from two investment industry organizations for his leadership and unique contributions to investment management, asset allocation strategy, and defined contribution plans.

ICMA-RC Chief Investment Officer Wayne Wicker Nominated for Innovation in Investments

 ICMA-RC's Chief Investment Officer Wayne Wicker has received recognition from two investment industry organizations for his leadership and...

Mar 30, 2015, 16:42 ET
ICMA-RC is the Official Retirement Plan Services Provider for the World Police & Fire Games, an Olympic-style sporting event for public safety officers, which will take place throughout the National Capital Region from June 26 to July 5, 2015.

ICMA-RC Is Proud Official Retirement Plan Services Provider for World Police & Fire Games

 ICMA-RC, a Washington, D.C.-based retirement plan service provider exclusively serving local and state government employees, has partnered...

Mar 17, 2015, 10:00 ET

Washington, D.C. Selects ICMA-RC as Sole Recordkeeper for Its Retirement Plans

Washington, D.C. has selected ICMA-RC to be the exclusive provider of recordkeeping services for its 457 Deferred Compensation and 401(a) Defined...

Feb 23, 2015, 16:16 ET

ICMA-RC Promotes Long-Term Savings Behaviors through Financial Education

 As part of America Saves Week, Feb. 23–Feb. 28, 2015, ICMA-RC is helping to educate public sector employees on the importance of...

Feb 04, 2015, 15:15 ET
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100+ local governments improving citizen services with cloud-based analytics from ICMA, SAS

Just four months after its launch, more than 100 local governments are already using a new, cloud-based service that combines industry-leading...

Jan 28, 2015, 10:00 ET

Vantagepoint Milestone Funds Celebrate 10-Year Anniversary

 The Vantagepoint Milestone Funds have marked their 10th anniversary as registered target date mutual funds. Eight of the funds have built a...

Jan 06, 2015, 12:22 ET
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ICMA-RC Board of Directors Selects New President and CEO

 The ICMA-RC Board of Directors is pleased to announce it has chosen Robert P. Schultze (Bob) to become ICMA-RC's President and CEO, effective...

Dec 18, 2014, 14:00 ET
Respondents to ICMA's Economic Development Survey indicate use of various business incentives.

18% of Local Governments Require Employees to be Hired from the Community as a Condition for Business Incentives

Nearly 90% of respondents to ICMA's Economic Development Survey reported local revenues and the general fund as the top funding source for economic...

Dec 09, 2014, 14:00 ET
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"Lean" Strategies Help Local Governments Improve Processes, Slash Operational Costs

Property tax caps, anti-tax sentiment, and an uneven housing recovery coupled with impending cost pressures will make it difficult for some local...

Dec 08, 2014, 11:50 ET

ICMA-RC Memorial Scholarship Fund Accepting Applications for 2015-2016

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

Dec 05, 2014, 15:30 ET
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MOU Opens Doors in China for U.S. Local Government Professionals

 A new memorandum of understanding (MOU) opens doors for thousands of U.S. local government professionals to provide technical assistance to...

Oct 30, 2014, 12:30 ET

ICMA-RC Chief Investment Officer Selected as Finalist for "Industry Innovation Award"

ICMA-RC is pleased to announce that its Chief Investment Officer, Wayne Wicker, has been selected as a finalist for Chief Investment Officer's...

Oct 20, 2014, 19:33 ET
National Pack-a-Sack Lunch Day will be on Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014.

Employees Across America Encouraged to Pack Their Lunch on Wednesday, October 22

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

Sep 15, 2014, 14:00 ET
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ICMA and SAS launch performance analytics tools to help local governments harness the power of Big Data

 ICMA today unveiled ICMA Insights™, a new performance management and analytics solution for local governments. Developed by ICMA and its...