Managed by the Office of Finance and Treasury (OFT), the following are retirement plans made available to District government employees. Use the links below to learn about plan eligibility, investment options, and contact information.
Plan, Benefits and Contact
- 401(a) Retirement Plan: After one year of creditable service, the District government will contribute an amount equal to 5 percent of annual base salary, 5.5 percent for Corrections Officers, to a pension account in the employee's name. For more information, call (202) 727-6055.
- 457 Deferred Compensation Plan: As of date of hire, District employees may make pre-tax and/or Roth after-tax contributions from their salary to the plan for their retirement. Effective July 7, 2019, District employees are automatically enrolled in the plan at 5 percent of salary. Employees have the option to change their percentage withholdings or opt-out the plan within 30 days of notification at new employee orientation. For more information, call (202) 727-6055.
- Other Post-Employment Benefits Fund (OPEB): Continuation of health and life insurance benefits for eligible retirees who have 10 or more years of District service. Employees will share in the cost of health insurance based on their years of service with the District.
The annuitant may also elect a 75%, 50% or 0% reduction of life insurance benefits, which requires additional contributions.