National Save for Retirement Week Takes Place October 17-23

-- America's Employees Encouraged to Participate --

Oct 13, 2010, 16:21 ET from ICMA-RC

WASHINGTON, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- National Save for Retirement Week, now in its fourth year, will take place October 17–23. This event is a national effort established by Congress to raise public awareness about the importance of saving for retirement.

ICMA-RC, an independent financial services corporation dedicated to building retirement security for public employees, actively supports the event each year by providing local and state government employers with promotional materials and assistance in planning educational activities throughout the week.

In addition, this year, ICMA-RC is hosting a series of targeted financial educational webinars targeted to public employees. The webinars will be presented by ICMA-RC's CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professionals each day of the week.

"National Save for Retirement Week brings awareness to all workers about the importance of saving now for a secure future," said Joan McCallen, President and CEO of ICMA-RC.  "We encourage local and state governments across the nation to get involved in this worthwhile effort by adopting local National Save for Retirement Week resolutions and planning activities for their employees."

For more detailed information about National Save for Retirement Week or ICMA-RC's involvement, visit


ICMA-RC is an independent financial services corporation focused on the retirement savings needs of the public sector. We serve more than 920,000 public employees and approximately 9,000 retirement plans. Our mission is to help build retirement security for public employees by providing investment tools, financial education, and other retirement-related services. The corporation also works to ease the administrative responsibility of local, city, and state governments that offer these benefits to their employees. For more information, visit