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 https://www.missionsq.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.