Employer Bulletin: Your Plan Administration Resource

Coming Soon: ICMA-RC’s Plan Health Monitor

Coming Soon: ICMA-RC’s Plan Health Monitor

ICMA-RC’s new online tool for fiduciaries, the Plan Health Monitor, will be available later this year. The Plan Health Monitor provides an easy way for you to assess the overall health of your ICMA-RC retirement plans and identify opportunities for improvement.
Plan Administration Highlights

Plan Administration Highlights

Below are quick tips and reminders to help with plan administration within EZLink.

Adopt or Change Online Features
Plan sponsors can adopt or change online features for their plan(s). To locate the Online Services Change Form, click Forms & Publications (top right of main landing page). Click on the Download Forms tab, and then select the 401/457 Online Options Form. As an example, if your plan hasn’t already signed up, you may opt to add the online enrollment feature. For any options not listed, please use any of the Contact Us options in EZLink to reach Plan Sponsor Services.

View Recent Reports
From your EZLink dashboard, click on View Account for the plan you want to view. Once you are in the plan, scroll down to see Recently Viewed Reports.

State and Local Government Trends to Watch in 2019
Research:

State and Local Government Trends to Watch in 2019

Recent research by the Center for State and Local Government Excellence (SLGE) examined key issues facing state and local government leaders in 2019, as well as strategies being used to manage public employee benefit programs, attract and retain a talented workforce, and provide financial security to public sector employees.
Recent Insights on the Financial Markets
Investing Snapshot:

Recent Insights on the Financial Markets

Wayne Wicker, Senior Vice President and Chief Investment Officer, Vantagepoint Investment Advisers and ICMA-RC, discusses the financial markets’ performance over the past quarter and potential upcoming market activity in the Third Quarter 2018 Market Overview.
Mark Your Calendar

Mark Your Calendar

Plan ahead for the events and holidays listed below. Please visit the website of the sponsoring organizations for details and up-to-date information on the events. Click here for a printable PDF of events occurring in 2019.

Feb. 18, 2019

Presidents' Day
ICMA-RC and the New York Stock Exchange are closed. No transactions, financial or non-financial, will occur on this day. See details.*

Feb. 25, 2019 - March 2, 2019

America Saves Week
This is an annual opportunity for organizations to promote good savings behavior among their employees. Visit www.americasavesweek.org for more information.

March 2 - 6, 2019

National Association of Counties (NACo)
2019 NACo Legislative Conference
Washington, D.C.

March 6, 2019

2019 All-America City Award Applications Being Accepted
The All-America City Award is focused on celebrating examples of civic engagement practices that advance health equity in local communities. This year's theme is Creating Healthy Communities Through Inclusive Civic Engagement. Since 1949, the awards program has recognized 10 communities each year (more than 500 total) for outstanding civic engagement. To apply for the award by March 6 and to learn more, visit the National Civic League's website.

March 10 - 13, 2019

National League of Cities (NLC)
Congressional City Conference
Washington, D.C.

March 15, 2019

ICMA-RC Public Employee Memorial Scholarship Fund
Application Deadline

April 3 - 7, 2019

National Forum for Black Public Administrators (NFBPA)
NFBPA Forum 2019
Orlando, FL

April 7 - 11, 2019

National Public Employer Labor Relations Association (NPELRA)
National PELRA Annual Training Conference
Scottsdale, AZ

May 5 - 11, 2019

Public Service Recognition Week
This is an annual effort to honor those who serve our nation as government employees. Visit www.publicservicerecognitionweek.org for details.

May 13 - 19, 2019

National Police Week
Washington, D.C.
During this week, tens of thousands of law enforcement officers from around the world will converge on Washington, D.C., to participate in planned events, honoring those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice. Visit www.policeweek.org for details.

May 19 - 22, 2019

Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA)
113th Annual Conference
Los Angeles, CA