Is an employee required to make contributions to these Pension Plans?
All employees enrolled in the County pension plans are required to make biweekly contributions (based on a percentage of salary) to the Plans in accordance with their designated salary plans. Employees enrolled in the Maryland State Pension Plan contribute only once their salary exceeds the Social Security Wage Base ($94,000 in 2006).

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1. What kinds of retirement programs are offered to County employees?
2. Is an employee required to make contributions to these Pension Plans?
3. At what point does an employee have a vested benefit in the pension plans? Does this mean an employee has a guaranteed pension benefit at retirement?
4. Is there any other way to save money for retirement?
5. How much money can an employee defer under the 457 Plans?
6. Is the County's deferred compensation plan equivalent to a 401K plan?
7. Can an employee transfer funds from a deferred compensation plan sponsored by another employer?
8. Can an employee request a withdrawal of contributions while employed with the County?