Contributions Rates – Previous Years

Contribution rates for employee and employers are either established by statute and/or may be actuarially determined each fiscal year based on Plan and Membership Tier.  To view the funding levels and contribution rates by Plan, see the Actuarial Valuations page.

PSPRS 

Tier 1 Employee Contribution Rates

Membership Date prior to 7/20/2011

DB Plan Only

Membership Date on or after 7/20/2011 through December 31, 2011

DB Plan Only

 7.65%¹

 11.65%¹

Tier 2 Employee Contribution Rates

DB Plan Only

DB Plan + DC Plan (hybrid) for Non-Social Security positons

11.65%

14.65% (11.65% DB + 3.0% DC)

  • PSPRS (Tier 3 Employee Rates for Fiscal Year 2017/18)
  • PSPRS (Tier 1, 2 and 3 Employer Rates for Fiscal Year 2017/18
  • PSPRS (Tier 3 Employer Rates for Fiscal Year 2016/17)

¹PSPRS Tier 1  Employee Contribution Rate Changes

As a result of 2011 S.B. 1609, employee contribution rates were gradually increased starting in FY 2011/2012 from 7.65% up to 11.65% until approximately April 2017. However, as a result of subsequent court rulings, employee contribution rates were rolled back to 7.65% for employees whose PSPRS membership date is prior to July 20, 2011. For Tier 1 Members with a membership date on or after July 20, 2011 and through December 31, 2011, the employee contribution rate will remain based on the Tier 2 Membership since these members became a member after the effective date of the legislation pursuant to SB1609 (2011).  For Tier 1 Members that qualified, the excess contributions, plus interest, have been returned to the employers and will need to be issued back to the employees from the employers. 


CORP

Employee Contribution Rates

Tier 1 and 2 Members

DB Plan Only

Tier 3 Members

DB and DC Plans

Non-dispatcher 8.41%

 Dispatcher 7.96%

All Correction/Detention contribute to the DC Plan:  Contributions begin upon hire date.

Probation/Surveillance that elect DC Plan:  Employees must make election within first 90 days.

Defined Contribution (DC) Plan:  An election amount by the member from 5% to as much as the IRS limit; default rate is 7.0%.  All members in the DC Plan will also pay 0.7% to the DC disability plan.

Probation/Surveillance that elect DB Plan:  Employees must make election within first 90 days.

Defined Benefit (DB) Plan:  Rates may change each fiscal year.


  • CORP (Tier 1, 2 and 3 Employee and Employer Rates for Fiscal Year 2018/19)
  • CORP (Employer Rates for Fiscal Year 2017/18)
  • CORP (Employer Rates for Fiscal Year 2016/17)

EORP

Employee Contribution Rates

Tier 1 Members³

DB Plan Only

Tier 2 Members

DB Plan Only

Tier 3 Members

DC Plan (EODCRS) Only

7.0% for those hired before July 20, 2011³

 
13.0% for those hired on/after July 20, 2011³

13.0%

EODCRS Disability .125%

EODCRS Contribution 8%

For additional rates (including employer requirements) and Retirement Path information, see EODCRS


For a history of the EODCRS rates, click here.

³EORP Employee Contribution Rate Changes

As a result of SB 1609 (2011), employee contribution rates were gradually increased starting in FY 2011/2012 from 7% up to 13% until approximately April 2017. However, as a result of subsequent court rulings, employee contribution rates were rolled back to 7% for the Tier 1 Members For, Tier 1 Members with a membership date on or after July 20, 2011 and through December 31, 2011, the employee contribution rate will remain based on the Tier 2 Membership since these members became a member after the effective date of the legislation pursuant to SB1609 (2011).  For Tier 1 Members that qualified, the excess contributions, plus interest, have been returned to the employers and will need to be issued back to the employees from the employers.