National Retirement Security Week is a national effort to raise public awareness about the importance of saving for retirement. National Retirement Security Week is held every year during the third week of October. The week provides an opportunity for employees to reflect on their personal retirement goals and determine if they are on target to reach those goals.
National Retirement Security Week commenced in 2006, when Senators Gordon Smith (R-OR) and Kent Conrad (D-ND) introduced the first resolution establishing National Save for Retirement Week. Their goals were to elevate public knowledge about retirement savings and to encourage employees to save and participate in their employer-sponsored retirement plans.
The Senate recently passed Resolution 575 continuing their support of National Retirement Security Week in 2016. A copy of the resolution can be read here — NRSW Resolution.
Over the years, ICMA-RC has partnered with the National Association of Government Defined Contribution Administrators (NAGDCA) to ensure that the week is a great success. ICMA-RC and NAGDCA remain committed to educating employers and employees about the growing importance of saving for retirement.
Today, plan sponsors and plan participants around the U.S. take part in this exciting week. We invite you to participate and take advantage of the educational resources that we offer on our site to both plan sponsors and participants.