President’s Message

Wow. 2020 has arrived! As I write this, I can’t help but look back on my years as a member and president of NPEA and recognize that NPEA is so much more than an organization or a conference. NPEA is all about sharing experiences and learning from one another in order to achieve successes that would be more difficult to attain if we traveled this path on our own. I can’t wait to see what we can do as an organization in 2020 and into the future.   Read More



Integrating Print and Online

We have a wide variety of new tools at our disposal to tell our stories and communicate to our audiences—from video and audio to blogs and social networks. But that doesn’t mean the “old” vehicles, such as print, should be tossed on the scrap heap. The smart approach is knowing how to use all of the communication channels available to you to reach and engage your audiences.   Read More



Retirement Provisions Enacted in (and Excluded from) the Congressional Spending Deal

Attached to Fiscal Year 2020 appropriations legislation, signed into law late December 2019, was the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act and the Bipartisan American Miners Act. Among the various enacted changes are a handful that are applicable to governmental plans, including: an increase in the required minimum distribution age from 70½ to 72, allowing parents to withdraw up to $5,000 from retirement   Read More



Cybersecurity is top priority for 2020

Welcome to 2020. The National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) still ranks cybersecurity as the top priority for 2020. We are barely rounding out the first month of the new year, and we have already seen a couple of important cybersecurity concerns.   Read More



Endless Adventures at the 2019 Annual Conference

Wow. What a time we had at the 2019 Annual Conference in beautiful Naples, FL. A big thanks to our attendees, speakers and vendors for their participation.For those of you that attended and those that didn’t, here are a few reminders of this year’s conference: This year we had 150 total registered attendees, representing 65 systems.   Read More



Join Us in The Sunshine State for the 2019 Annual Conference!

Do you want to learn from dynamic expert speakers? Would you like to network and make career-long friends with industry peers? Are you ready to have some fun? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then you need to attend the 2019 NPEA Annual Conference!   Read More