National Retirement Security Week

October is National Retirement Security Week, now Month!

For interactive learning, click National Retirement Security Month.

National Retirement Security Month is a national effort to raise public awareness about the importance of saving for retirement. National Retirement Security Month is held every year during October. The month provides an opportunity for employees to reflect on their personal retirement goals and determine if they are on target to reach those goals.

In 2006, National Retirement Security Week was formed when Senators Gordon Smith (R-OR) and Kent Conrad (D-ND) introduced the first resolution establishing National Save for Retirement Week. Their goals were to elevate public knowledge about retirement savings and to encourage employees to save and participate in their employer-sponsored retirement plans.

In 2020, the National Association of Government Defined Contribution Administrators (NAGDCA) updated its legislative priority to advocate for National Retirement Security Month instead of Week.

You can enroll in the PERA SmartSave Defered Compensation Plan at (click on the yellow enrollment box to the left of the hikers)

If you need assistance with your current SmartSave investment portfolio, email to be connected to your local Plan representative.