Introduction to Survey

About half of all private-sector workers are not offered a retirement plan at work.  But having a plan at work makes it much more likely that workers will actually save for retirement.  Oregon has passed a bill that will greatly expand access to workplace savings plans by automatically enrolling uncovered workers into a state-sponsored savings plan called the Oregon Retirement Savings Plan (ORSP).  ORSP will be run by a private sector company, and employers are expected to play a minimal role.  But one important employer responsibility will be to make the payroll deductions that will go into employees’ retirement accounts each pay period.      

The State has hired the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College to study all possible costs that employers in Oregon might face to implement the new program and to suggest ways to minimize these costs.  To fulfill this task, we’re seeking information from employers who currently do not offer a retirement savings plan such as a 401(k) plan.

If you are an employer in Oregon who does not offer a retirement savings plan, we’d love to hear from you.  This quick and easy survey will give us a general sense of your concerns and help us connect with you if you wish to get more involved in the development of ORSP.