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Deferred Compensation

Full-time employees may elect to defer part of their income into a 457(b) retirement plan through ICMA-Retirement Corporation, Nationwide Retirement Solutions or the Wisconsin Deferred Compensation Program. Deferred income is exempt from State and federal income taxes until it is withdrawn at retirement or upon termination of employment. The City also offers a Roth 457.


Employees who meet Department of Employee Trust Funds (ETF) eligibility requirements are enrolled in the Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS) and are required to contribute a percentage of their paycheck into the pension plan.  Based upon the employee’s WRS employment category, the City contributes a percentage equal to or greater than the employee’s contribution.  The total contribution is calculated based on gross wages paid to the employee for each pay period.  Employee contribution percentages may vary each year.  Click here for current WRS employee and employer contribution rates.


This webpage highlights certain features of the City of Kenosha's benefit program and/or policy. It does not contain all the terms, conditions, and provisions of the program and/or policy. If there is a discrepancy between the contents of this webpage and the official legal documents for the program and/or policy, the official legal documents will govern. The City of Kenosha reserves the right to amend, change or terminate any of its benefit plans, programs, policies or practices at any time. Nothing on this webpage shall be construed as creating an express or implied obligation on the part of the City of Kenosha to maintain such plans, programs, policies or practices.