2022-2023 Committee Sign Ups

Deadline – Tuesday, June 28

Volunteering with NAGDCA is a great way to get involved with the community and connect with other public sector retirement professionals. We’re looking for individuals from across the industry with all levels of experience and expertise. Through our committees we seek to build an energetic and innovative group of NAGDCA members that will help guide the Association and the defined contribution industry forward.

Why volunteer?

  • Give back to the defined contribution community.
  • Share your voice in upcoming issues by taking an active role in identifying future association trends and issues.
  • Make valuable business and personal connections by working alongside other members in the defined contribution community. This will help broaden your network and build connections with your peers.
  • Enhance your leadership skills by expanding on skills and roles you may not get to take on in your current position.

Timeline

  • August – Invitations sent to volunteers selected to participate on a committee for the 2022-2023 term.
  • Early September – Selected volunteers confirm participation; committee rosters finalized.
  • November/December – Committees hold virtual kick off meetings.

NAGDCA is committed to fostering an inclusive community. We value and encourage diverse perspectives and participation throughout all our activities and in the business of the Association. If you would like to get involved, please review the committee charters and apply for your committee(s) of interest by completing the online sign up form below.


Committee Charters

Please review the charters below to learn more about roles, responsibilities, and terms for each committee.

Please note, Research and Content Advisory Committee positions are only open to government members. 

NAGDCA Committee Charter

Title: Annual Conference Committee

Strategic Goals:

  • Connect the NAGDCA community throughout the year
  • Streamline and modernize information for all members

Purpose: Develop high quality programming and identify content experts for the Annual Conference

Composition:

Appointment of Chair: The Executive Board Vice-President shall be the Committee Chair.

Appointment of Members: The incoming Committee Chair will recommend new committee members to the Executive Board to replace outgoing committee members. The Vice President of the Industry Committee will serve a one-year term on the committee. The committee will include at least two at-large government members and at least two industry members.

Terms: The Chair will serve for one year. Members will be appointed to two-year staggered terms.

Mid-Term Vacancies: The President, in consultation with the Chair, will appoint members to fill mid-term vacancies.

Roles and Responsibilities: The committee is responsible for developing the program content and identifying speakers for the Annual Conference. Committee members will be expected to participate in virtual meetings as needed throughout the year to complete the committee responsibilities.

Meetings: Meetings will be scheduled as needed throughout the year, typically as virtual meetings. NAGDCA staff will assist the Chair in developing meeting agendas and coordinating committee meetings/calls.

Minutes: NAGDCA staff will prepare and distribute meeting minutes to the committee and upon committee approval, to the Executive Board.

NAGDCA Committee Charter

Title: Awards Committee

Strategic Goal: Connect the NAGDCA community throughout the year

Purpose: The purpose of the Awards Committee is to accept nominations for the various governmental defined contribution plan leadership and achievement awards, to evaluate the relative success of those nominations in fulfilling the goals of those awards, and selecting the winners for the various awards.  As a secondary goal, the Committee should consider whether new or additional awards should be recommended to the Board for the future.  Individual nominations may be made for a variety of separate categories as outlined by the Committee.  The nominations must be:

  1. Worthy of recognition, not part of normal daily plan services
  2. Able to be measured objectively
  3. Recognized as contributing to solutions facing the governmental defined contribution plan market at large

Composition:

Appointment of Chair/Vice-Chair: The Committee Chair and Vice-Chair will be appointed by the Vice President of the Board with confirmation by the Board.

Appointment of Members:  NAGDCA members will be appointed to the Committee through a process where members apply for appointment prior to the annual conference. The Vice-President will recommend new committee members to the Executive Board at the August Board meeting to replace outgoing committee members. The committee will include at least two at-large government members and at least two industry members.

Terms:  The Chair position is a one-year term and may serve up to two consecutive one year terms. The Committee will be made up of 5-10 members with two (2) members being appointed each year for 3-year terms with Chair and Vice Chair terms being 1-year in duration.

Mid-Term Vacancies: The President, in consultation with the Chair/Vice-Chair, will appoint members to fill mid-term vacancies.

Roles and Responsibilities: The Committee will evaluate award nominations and select winners for various awards as appropriate consistent with the nomination guidelines.

Meetings: Meetings will be scheduled as needed throughout the year, typically as virtual meetings. NAGDCA staff will assist the Chair in developing meeting agenda and coordinating committee meetings/calls. The Awards Committee will conduct committee business through at least four quarterly meetings.

Minutes: NAGDCA staff will prepare and distribute meeting minutes to the committee and upon committee approval, to the Executive Board.

NAGDCA Committee Charter

Title: Legislative Committee

Strategic Goal: Advocate to secure the future of public DC plans

Purpose: Evaluate legislative issues for defined contribution plans and develop recommended priorities for the NAGDCA Board’s consideration.

Composition:

Appointment of Chair/Vice-Chair: The Executive Board President shall be the Committee Chair. The Vice-Chair for the committee will be assigned by the Vice-President when new committee members are recommended to and approved by the Executive Board.

Appointment of Members: The Vice-President will recommend new committee members to the Executive Board at the August Board meeting to replace outgoing committee members. The committee will include at least two at-large government members and at least two industry members.

Terms: The Chair position is a one-year term. Members will be appointed to two-year staggered terms.

Mid-Term Vacancies: The President, in consultation with the Chair/Vice-Chair, will appoint members to fill mid-term vacancies.

Roles and Responsibilities: The committee is responsible for coordinating with NAGDCA’s legislative affairs firm to draft the annual legislative priorities letter. Committee members will be expected to participate in virtual meetings as needed throughout the year to complete the committee responsibilities.

Meetings: Meetings will be scheduled as needed throughout the year, typically as virtual meetings. NAGDCA staff will assist the Chair in developing meeting agenda and coordinating committee meetings/calls.

Minutes: NAGDCA staff will prepare and distribute meeting minutes to the committee and upon committee approval, to the Executive Board.

Please note, Research and Content Advisory Committee positions are only open to government members. 

NAGDCA Committee Charter

Title: Research and Content Advisory Committee

Strategic Goal: Streamline and modernize information for all members

Purpose: To provide NAGDCA staff with Plan Sponsor insight and knowledge to guide the association’s development of public sector defined contribution industry research, resources, and/or publications to ensure relevancy, accuracy, and efficacy.

Composition: Total membership should be a minimum of six, not to exceed ten, Government members. Due to the nature of the committee, a Chair is not required. Member preference will be given for diversity of experience, expertise, and enthusiasm for the position.

Roles and Responsibilities: 

Dependent on output identified by NAGDCA Board and staff, the advisory committee will:

    • Review research, publications, and/or other content that falls into any individual member’s area of expertise and add to or edit content as needed
    • Identify gaps in research and resources and suggest topics for NAGDCA to address.
    • Contribute to the development of thought leadership pieces by providing anecdotal information or connection to peers who may be able to provide case study information for specific topics
    • Review the Annual PRRL Benchmarking Portal.
    • Provide additional Plan Sponsor perspective and expertise to NAGDCA staff, as needed.

Meetings: The committee’s primary work will take place on their own time by reviewing research, thought-leadership pieces, publications, and other content distributed by NAGDCA staff. Feedback will be submitted to staff electronically. Virtual meetings will be called on an as-needed basis by NAGDCA staff but are anticipated to be minimal. NAGDCA staff will coordinate meetings and develop the meeting agenda.

Minutes: In the event of a meeting, NAGDCA staff will prepare and distribute meeting notes to the committee.

2022-2023 Committee Sign Up Form

Please note, Research and Content Advisory Committee positions are only open to government members.