About Wyoming Retirement System
Our Mission-Providing expert administration and responsible investment of Wyoming’s public retirement and supplemental savings program
Our Vision-Partnering to build financial security for members and their families
Our Values-Integrity, accountability, commitment and excellence
The Wyoming Retirement System provides expert administration and responsible investment of Wyoming’s public retirement and supplemental savings programs. Through WRS, the state’s public employers can offer cost-effective retirement benefits that attract and retain highly qualified professionals. WRS has been a partner in building financial security for members and their families since 1953, when the Wyoming Teachers Retirement System (est 1943) and the State Employees Retirement Association (est 1949) merged.
WRS has grown to encompass most non-federal public employees in Wyoming. WRS is administered by an 11-member board, which hires an executive director to oversee a staff of about 40 employees.
WRS consists of eight separate defined benefit pension plans, including: the Public Employee Plan; the Warden, Patrol and DCI Plan; two Paid Firefighter Plans; the Volunteer Firefighter & EMT Plan; the Guard Firefighter Plan; the Law Enforcement Plan; and the Judicial Plan. The WRS 457 Deferred Compensation program and the State’s Social Security 218 program are also administered by the Wyoming Retirement Board.
WRS administers retirement benefits for employees of over 700 public employers statewide. Currently, the membership totals about 42,000 active members; 26,000 retired members; 6,000 vested inactive members and approximately 22,000 non-vested inactive members. The active membership is comprised of employees from school districts, the University of Wyoming and community colleges, state and local government and various other political subdivisions.
Wyoming Retirement System Summary 2015
The Wyoming Retirement System Summary 2015 gives an overview of WRS' structure, provides information on the makeup of WRS' membership and participating employers, outlines the benefits WRS provides and their economic impacts on Wyoming, and more.
Download the WRS Summary 2015 (pdf)...
View the History of WRS' Retirement Plans (PDF)...
View WRS' 60th Anniversary fact list here...