Date: December 7, 2012

Bulletin Number: 1216



Deferred Compensation Maximum Contribution Limits for Calendar Year 2013


To notify agencies of increases in the maximum contribution limits for employees enrolled in the Deferred Compensation Plan for calendar year 2013, pursuant to IRS Section 457 Regulations.

  • The regular yearly contribution amount for Deferred Compensation has been increased from $17,000 to $17,500.
  • The Deferred Compensation “Retirement Catch-Up” provision, available to employees in each of the last three years prior to normal retirement age, has been increased to $17,500, for a combined maximum total contribution of $35,000 for calendar year 2013.

An additional deferment is available to employees age 50 and over. These employees can defer up to $5,500 in addition to their regular contribution amount, for a combined total contribution limit of $23,000 in 2013. However, employees cannot choose to have both the “Retirement Catch-Up” and the “50 and Over Catch-Up” additional amounts deferred in the same year.

Affected Employees

Employees enrolled in the Deferred Compensation Plan

Effective Dates

Administration Paychecks dated January 2, 2013
Institution Paychecks dated January 10, 2013


OSC will update the Savings Plan Tables to allow the new maximum amounts to process.


Questions regarding this bulletin should be emailed to the Payroll
Deduction mailbox.