Effective January 1, 2016, each new employee will be automatically enrolled in the County’s Deferred Compensation program, at the rate of one percent (1%) of their pre-tax wages, unless he or she chooses to opt out or to voluntarily change deferrals to greater than or less than the default one percent (1%) as allowed in the plan or as allowed by law. The pre-tax deduction will be invested in the target fund associated with the employees’ date of birth. Escalation for new employees will be the same as existing employees, as described below.

Beginning for July 1, 2019, all employees will be enrolled in the deferred compensation program at the rate of one percent (1%) of their pre-tax wages unless they choose to opt out or to voluntarily change deferrals to greater than or less than the default one percent (1%) as allowed in the plan or as allowed by law. The pre- tax deduction will be invested in the target fund associated with the employees’ date of birth. All deferrals are fully vested at the time of deferrals; there will be no waiting periods for vesting rights.

Concurrent with Cost of Living Adjustments (COLA) the deferrals will be increased in one percent (1%) increments to a maximum of five percent (5%).