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As a Government of the District of Columbia employee, you are automatically enrolled in the DC 401(a) Retirement Plan after you complete one year of service. This means the District contributes an amount equal to 5% of your salary (5.5% for detention officers). A DC 401(a) Retirement Plan participant is anyone hired for the first time on October 1, 1987 or later.
You also have access to the 457 Plan (DCPlus), a voluntary savings plan to help you save even more for retirement. By saving with DCPlus, you reduce your current taxable income through pretax contributions. Any earnings accumulate tax deferred until you withdraw the money. If you are not participating, take this opportunity to learn more and join the Plan!