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New MissionSquare Research Institute Research Provides In-Depth Insight on the Workforce Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Challenges and Opportunities Facing Local Governments

November 28, 2022

A new report from MissionSquare Research Institute presents the results of focus groups with local government staff responsible for workforce Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) programs.

84% of Public Service Employees Increasingly Anxious About Their Financial Security Amid Turbulent Economy and Market Volatility

October 12, 2022

New MissionSquare Research Institute Survey Finds Retirement Savings Dropping as Inflation and Housing Costs Rise

40 Surviving Family Members of Fallen Heroes Receive Higher Education Scholarships

September 13, 2022

In its 21st Year, MissionSquare Retirement Memorial Scholarship Fund Again Increases Scholarships to Help Address the Rising Cost of Education

Katherine Schulze Joins MissionSquare Retirement to Lead the Company’s Legal and Corporate Affairs Team

August 10, 2022

Katherine Schulze Joins MissionSquare Retirement to Lead the Company’s Legal and Corporate Affairs Team

New MissionSquare Research Institute Study Finds Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion a High Priority for Most Local Governments

July 7, 2022

A new research report from MissionSquare Research Institute finds workforce diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) is a high priority for 56% of local government human resources staff. The most common focus of local government DEI programs and policies is on the equitable treatment of employees (52 percent), an area that most respondents (70%) say has been successful.

SECURE 2.0 Efforts Advance Out of Senate Committees: Setting the Stage for End of Year Passage

June 24, 2022

On June 22, the Senate Finance Committee unanimously voted on a bipartisan bill, The Enhancing American Retirement Now Act, dubbed the EARN Act, that is the last Senate component for the broader SECURE Act 2.0 retirement security package.

New Study Finds State and Local Governments Hiring, But Face Acute Challenges Retaining Workers

June 23, 2022

Eighty-one percent of state and local governments are hiring new employees but face workforce challenges that are impacting total employment

MissionSquare Retirement Celebrates 50th Anniversary and Launches MissionSquare Foundation with $20 Million Grant for Communities

June 7, 2022

MissionSquare Retirement is announcing the creation of the MissionSquare Foundation.

Exodus of Employees is Increasing Strain on Public Sector Workforce According to New MissionSquare Research Institute Study

March 10, 2022

Workers Highlight Steps Their Employers Can Take to Help with Recruitment and Retention

New Financial Wellness Case Studies Highlight How Five Public Sector Employers Are Improving the Financial Health of Employees

February 24, 2022

Webinar on March 3rd Will Provide Innovative Ideas to Strengthen Financial Wellness Programs

State and Local Pension Plan Funding Levels Again Tick Upward, MissionSquare Research Institute Finds

February 16, 2022

Robust Financial Markets and Full Employer Contributions Impacting Improved Funded Status

New Financial Wellness Fact Sheets Demonstrate How 24 Public Sector Employers Have Implemented Programsto Improve the Financial Health of Employees

January 13, 2022

Developed Under a New Grant Program, the Fact Sheets Offer Innovative Ideas for Employers Seeking Ways toStrengthen Workforce Financial Wellness

MissionSquare Research Institute Identifies Six Workforce Trends To Watch In 2022

December 31, 2021

As state and local governments, along with other public service organizations, emerge in 2022 from a challenging two years, they continue to gain valuable insights into how public employers can manage and support their current workforce while positioning themselves to attract new talent.

IRS Announces 2022 Retirement Plan Contribution Limits

November 15, 2021

On November 4, 2021, the IRS announced the various adjustments applicable to retirement plan contribution limits for 2022.

Are We Preparing Public Employees for Retirement?

October 31, 2021

By Joshua Franzel, PhD, Managing Director, MissionSquare Research Institute

State and local pension plans funded status holds steady despite pandemic

September 23, 2021

New research finds state and local pension fund investments in alternatives tripled since 2005, representing larger share than fixed income investments

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