Employee Benefits


Summary of Benefits by Union

State Pension

For information on the State Pension plans (LEOFF 1 & 2, PERS 2 & 3, PSERS), please visit the Department of Retirement Services at https://www.drs.wa.gov/

Deferred Compensation

A 457(b) program is offered in which employees may set aside a portion of their earnings on a tax deferred basis for retirement purposes. The City will match the contribution based on a schedule of completed years of service or by bargaining agreement. 

Please visit MissionSquare Retirement (previously ICMA) at www.icmarc.org to enroll and access your account. If you have any questions or would like to change your contribution amount, please reach out to the HR Helpdesk.


Tax-advantage account programs are available for all employees (please refer to bargaining agreements to see which options are available to you).  Please visit https://u.bpas.com/ for more information and account access for employees currently utilizing one of these benefit options.