Plan Administration Resources

Plan Administration is concerned with the ways plans are created and services are structured. To assist plan sponsors with their many plan administration duties, NAGDCA has compiled  resources related to plan creation, development of plan documents, plan services, bundled & unbundled plans, contracted vs in-house service providers, the role of consultants, and the role of the Internal Revenue Services.

Explore our plan administration resources below and be sure to check back frequently for newly added items. 

Best Practice Guide

NAGDCA’s Plan Administration best practice guide provides helpful guidance for plan sponsors to create a defined contribution plan that will allow your public sector employees to retire securely.

Click here to view the guide or click below to jump to a section.

Resource Downloads


Download NAGDCA publications on the topics of plan administration, plan services, bundled vs unbundled plan models and more.

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View a collection of presentations and recordings from NAGDCA’s past annual conferences and webinars. 

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Best Practices

Award Winning Work

NAGDCA annually awards state and local members who display excellence and innovation in the area of plan design and administration. Access the award winning entries to learn more about the work of your fellow plan sponsors. 

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Survey Data

NAGDCA gathers core plan information from members through the annual benchmarking survey as well as supplemental surveys. Explore findings from surveys regarding investment advice, plan features, and more. 

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Member Forums

Utilize discussion threads in our member forums to reach out to our robust network of plan sponsors to request advice and guidance. Or simply enter your topic of interest in the forum search bar to explore past discussion threads and shared documents.