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457(b) Deferred Compensation Plans

Eligible employees of the Community College of Rhode Island may choose to participate in a Deferred Compensation Plan over and above their regular retirement plan. Since this plan is tax-deferred, salary reduction contributions and earnings are taxable as income when you receive them. Most state and local taxes are also deferred until benefits are received. When you elect to participate, a portion of your salary is set aside (on a pre-tax basis) to save toward supplementing your primary retirement plan and social security.

This plan is available to all state employees who are eligible for benefits. A minimum contribution of $25.00 per pay period is required for non-classified employees or $10.00 if you are a state classified employee.

Office of Post-Secondary Commission employees (non-classified) are able to contribute to the 457(b) with TIAA.

All State employee are eligible to set up an account through FidelityVOYA, and TIAA. Each of these carriers offers a variety of investment options from which to choose.

To start contributing to the State’s 457 Plan, or to change your current contributions, you must log in to your Retirement@Work account.

For more information, please visit the State of RI Office of Employee Benefits Deferred Compensation Plan site at