NAGDCA Awards2019-02-19T06:34:09+00:00

Award-Winning Work

NAGDCA members are doing incredible work every day to secure the retirement future of their public sector employees. The NAGDCA Annual Leadership Awards Program is designed to recognize the brightest ideas and most innovative solutions from across the industry. Nominations are forwarded to the NAGDCA Awards Committee, a panel of volunteers, who scrutinize the submissions and recognize those who are at the top of the field. Four categories are awarded: Plan Participant Communication, Plan Design, Technology & Social Media, and National Retirement Security Week Campaign. The winners are announced at NAGDCA’s Annual Conference, and the awards are presented by the NAGDCA Executive Board President.

Participant Award

Participant Education & Communication Award

Establishing a creative communications campaign is one of the most effective ways for retirement plan sponsors to engage their employees and inform them about the importance of retirement savings. Each year the NAGDCA Awards Committee chooses the most original and captivating work to be recognized as the industry example from hundreds of plans.

Join NAGDCA in congratulating this year’s winners:

Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART), CalSTRS, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Employee Retirement System of Texas (ERS), and the State of California

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Technology Award

Technology & Social Media Award

Effective use of technology and social media is rapidly emerging as an essential part of engaging employees in their retirement planning. NAGDCA’s annual award in this category recognizes those who are not only embracing the changes presented by new technology but using it to their advantage to create a more dynamic, interactive member experience.

Join NAGDCA in congratulating this year’s winners: 

CalSTRS, State of Wisconsin, Maryland Teachers and State Employees Supplemental Retirement Plans, MOSERS, and the State of Hawaii

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Plan Design Award

Plan Design & Administration Award

Designing a retirement plan is an art that represents the most direct way a plan sponsor can affect their employees’ retirement outcomes. Which options to offer, in what amount, whether to use “white label” funds, how to structure target date funds, all of these are just a few of the nearly limitless decisions facing plan sponsors when they design their plan. From among the outstanding designs available in state and local government plans, NAGDCA annually awards the best in the field to recognize those who are leading the way in this important aspect of public sector defined contribution administration.

Join NAGDCA in congratulating this year’s winners:

City & County of Denver; City of Milwaukee; Monroe County, NY; San Mateo County; Virginia Retirement System

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NRSW Award

National Retirement Security Week Campaign Awards

National Retirement Security Week (NRSW) is NAGDCA’s cornerstone campaign to allow public sector defined contribution administrators to focus their employees’ attention on the benefits of a secure retirement. NAGDCA’s members use the week to deepen their participants’ understanding of programs available in their plan. The NAGDCA Annual Awards for NRSW recognize our members who developed the most effective campaigns in the country.

Join NAGDCA in congratulating this year’s winners: 

City of Austin, State of Oregon, State of Florida, City and County of San Fransisco, and the Wyoming Retirement System

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NAGDCA Media Award

This award recognizes a member of the media for outstanding coverage of pension and retirement issues in newspapers, magazines, newsletters or research reports. The 2018 award will be presented at NAGDCA’s Annual Conference on September 23-26 in Philadelphia, PA.

NAGDCA members and the media are encouraged to submit nominations for published articles or reports that they believe have been particularly effective in discussing issues or concepts related to retirement issues generally and/or administration of defined contribution plans that relate to state or local governments and their employees. The media source doesn’t have to be nationally distributed.v

Join NAGDCA in congratulating this year’s winner: 

The Morning Pulse

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Award Nomination Process

NAGDCA opens nominations each year in the spring and members can either self-nominate, or be nominated by someone (usually your recordkeeper). NAGDCA has a standing committee that evaluates the nominations for each category and holds a vote for the winner. Winners are announced at the Annual NAGDCA Conference.