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Most people envision their retirement as a reward for a life of hard work….and it should be. But experts say you'll need to replace 70% to 80% of your working income for a comfortable retirement. The truth is saving enough to get to that level takes planning. The money you contribute to your plan comes from your before-tax income, which is set aside in your account where it could grow over time.

The Boise Police Officer's Deferred Compensation Plan is available to all non-temporary police union employees who are regularly scheduled to work 20 or more hours per week. The City will contribute 6.2% of base pay into the 457; the employee contribution is optional. An after-tax Roth option is also available.

The maximum amount you are allowed to contribute is based on taxable compensation as defined by the Internal Revenue Code (IRC). The current maximum contribution amount is 100% of your compensation less any mandatory before tax contributions to a governmental pension plan per year or $23,000 whichever is less. Employees age 50 or over can contribute an additional $7,500 per year.

You can go to Empower Retirement to begin a new enrollment, update your beneficiary or change your salary deferral amount, either by percentage or a flat dollar amount  We will receive a report each month detailing the actions that have taken place during the month so we can ensure they are entered in the system for payroll.

Investment Risk vs The Risk of Not Investing (PDF)

Personal Account Loans

Loans are available to all participating employees. Information on obtaining a loan is available at

Employer Contribution

The City contributes 6.2% of the employees' base annual salary.

New Participant Forms

New participants must fill out an enrollment form provided by Human Resources. If you have questions in regards to filling out the forms: email or call (208) 972-8090.

If you have questions regarding the investments, please use contact info below.


Empower Retirement Services
11811 NE 1st St, Suite A304
Bellevue, WA 98005
(800) 462-9277