Free Webinar: Auto Features in Public Sector Retirement Savings Plans

When: Tuesday, June 10, 2014, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. ET

What: The Center for State and Local Government Excellence is currently examining the use of auto features, such as auto enrollment and auto escalation, by state and local governments in the supplemental savings account plans they offer employees. Researchers found that anti-garnishment laws and fears that auto enrollment may lead to benefit cuts can stymie auto enrollment programs. However, they also found that strategies, such as working with employers to develop and implement auto enrollment; educating local government leaders about the importance of employee supplemental savings; and changes in state laws can facilitate the implementation of auto features.

The webinar will walk through the basics of auto enrollment and auto escalation; challenges facing governments that wish to implement auto enrollment programs; and practices to facilitate auto enrollment programs.


  • Study author: Paula Sanford, researcher, Carl Vinson Institute of Government at the University of Georgia
  • Gregory Dyson, senior vice president and chief operations and marketing officer, ICMA-RC
  • Joshua Franzel, vice president of research, Center for State and Local Government Excellence

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For more information: Anna Owen, 202-962-8085, [email protected]