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401(a) Defined Contribution Pension Plan

The District's 401(a) Defined Contribution Pension Plan is for employees hired after September 30, 1987 (excluding police officers, firefighters, teachers, and civil service employees).

The District government will contribute an amount equal to 5 percent of annual base salary (5.5 percent for detention officers) to a pension account in the employee's name, beginning with the first pay period following completion of one year of creditable service. Contributions are made each pay period based on the employee's pre-tax base salary (excluding overtime, holiday, and Sunday compensation).

Employee contributions to this plan are not allowed. If an employee wishes to make pre-tax contributions for his/her retirement, they should consider participating in the District's 457 Deferred Compensation Plan (DCPlus).

The Office of Finance and Treasury and the DC Department of Human Resource's Office of Employee Benefits are jointly responsible for the management of the 401(a) plan. ING provides various investment and record-keeping services for plan participants.

For more information, visit the 401(a) Retirement website  or speak with a representative at 1-866-772-4012 or TDD at 1-866-211-8399.

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