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1 - This illustration represents the proportions that may result for a career employee. Most public employees in Wyoming are members of a pension plan administered by WRS and, with the exception of paid firefighters and some police, participate in Social Security. If you are not sure about your participation, check with your human resources office.
2 - This example assumes a retirement age of 65, an annual income of $25,000 (without increases), 3% contribution, 6.5% rate of return, and monthly compounding. This chart is for illustrative purposes only and is not intended to represent the performance of any specific investment. Actual returns will vary and principal value will fluctuate. Applicable taxes are due when money is withdrawn.
3 - This illustration is a hypothetical compounding example that assumes biweekly deferrals (for 40 years) at a 6.5% annual effective rate of return. It illustrates the principle of time and compounding. It is not intended to predict or project the investment results of any specific investment. Investment return are not guaranteed and will vary depending on investments and market experience. If fees, taxes, and expenses were reflected, the hypothetical returns would be less.
4 - New employees of the executive, legislative and judicial branches of the state of Wyoming will be automatically enrolled in the WRS 457 Plan unless they opt out.
WRS Board Position on Pending Legislation
Wyoming Retirement System Board Position on Pending Legislation for Wyoming
Retiree Deposit Notice
As a reminder to our retirees with the switch from the State of Wyoming Auditor's Office to Northern Trust Benefit Payment Services (NTPS), we are aware of a few changes that will impact Retirees. Payments from Northern Trust (NTPS) will be sent to your financial institution at 9:00 a.m. Mountain Time on the last working day of each month. Financial institutions (Bank, Credit Union, Investment Services or other depositories) will have their own “Funds Availability Policy” that may impact when you see the deposit of your payment from the Wyoming Retirement System (WRS) through Northern Trust. Financial institutions may also hold the funds differently based on the payment coming from Northern Trust rather than the State of Wyoming Auditor's Office. We ask that you check with your financial institution before contacting WRS regarding the availability of your January payment. Should you still need to contact us you may reach us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone.
Future Contribution Rates in Fire B Pension Plan
Wyoming Retirement System Issues Notification on Fire B Pension Plan Increase
Task Force Releases Report
Wyoming's Task Force on Retirement Income Security submitted its report to the Committee on Labor, Health and Social Services
It's Time for a COLA
WRS Board Chair, Laura Ladd, published an article on why the State of Wyoming needs a coalition for a healthy retirement. Read more here...