Partnering to Build Financial Security for Members and their Families
By partnering with WRS, over 700 public employers throughout the state offer cost-effective benefits that help take care of the people who are taking care of Wyoming and its citizens. WRS has been providing expert administration and responsible investment of Wyoming’s public retirement and supplemental savings programs since 1953.
Good for members. Good for Wyoming.
WRS' pension plans are funded by member and employer contributions and offer a lifetime benefit once the member is eligible, providing financial security and independence in retirement.
About 78% of WRS benefit payments remain in Wyoming, and the ripple effect of these payments helps stimulate and stabilize the state and local economies.
Education Employer Summer Contributions
Special instructions for education employers regarding summer month payroll, contract payouts, summer month payouts, and any extra-duty contracts.
State Employer Pick-Up Rate Changes July 1, 2017
On July 1, 2017 the employer pick-up rate for the Public Employee Pension Plan will decrease for state employees and many entities that follow suit with state rates.
Check Your Progress By Decade
Learn what you can do in each decade of your career to prepare for retirement.
Vol Fire & EMT Requirements
Employer instructions, including membership requirements for Volunteer Firefighter and EMT Pension Plan members.
Retirement Policy Topics
The WRS Board continues to affirm that a defined benefit plan supplemented by the 457 Plan is the best way to provide retirement benefits for the public employees of Wyoming. WRS partners with State policymakers to prudently manage WRS pension plans.
2017 457 Plan Contribution Limits
The regular contribution limit for elective deferrals to the 457 Deferred Compensation Plan will remain $18,000 in 2017.