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

Feb 26, 2014, 11:06 ET from ICMA-RC

WASHINGTON, Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a survey released by the American Savings Education Council in coordination with America Saves Week, 51 percent of Americans have a savings plan with specific goals. As part of America Saves Week, Feb. 24March 3, ICMA-RC is helping to educate public sector employees on the importance of goal setting throughout their career. The week provides an opportunity for employees to renew their focus on saving and prepare for retirement at a time when people often think about establishing goals — at the beginning of the year.

ICMA-RC created resources specifically for the week that will help public sector employees focus on saving for their future goals and make sound financial decisions. ICMA-RC's "saver's guide" links to  three of ICMA-RC's more than 20 award-winning educational resources such as ICMA-RC's multimedia RealizeRetirement(SM) website (www.icmarc.org/realize)  featuring videos, calculators, brochures and other educational materials.

"ICMA-RC makes it a priority to provide financial education and resources to help public sector employees build retirement security, and we are excited to participate in America Saves Week for the second consecutive year," said ICMA-RC President and CEO Joan McCallen

About America Saves Week
America Saves Week is coordinated by America Saves and the America Savings Education Council. The week is an annual opportunity for organizations to promote good savings behavior and a chance for individuals to assess their own savings status.

Founded in 1972, ICMA-RC is a non-profit independent financial services corporation focused on providing retirement plans and related services for more than a million public sector participant accounts and more than 9,000 retirement plans. Our mission is to help build retirement security for public employees. We deliver on our mission by focusing on service, quality and value. All of our retirement programs, administrative services and educational tools have been developed specifically for public sector retirement plan administrators and participants. For more information, visit www.icmarc.org.