Date: December 14, 2017

Bulletin Number: 1624

Subject Maximum Salary Limit for Optional Retirement Plan (ORP) Retirement Tiers 1 through 5 for Calendar Year 2018

Purpose To notify agencies of the 2018 maximum salary limit for members of ORP in Tiers 1 through 5.

Background In accordance with Section 415 of the Internal Revenue code, which provides for dollar limitations on benefits and contributions under qualified retirement plans, the annual compensation limit under Section 401(a), 404(I), 408 (k) (3) (C), and 408 (k) (6) (D) (ii) will increase to $275,000 for the 2018 calendar year.

Affected Employees

Employee who are members of ORP in Tiers 1-5.
Effective Dates Institution Paychecks dated January 4, 2018.
Administration Paychecks dated January 10, 2018.

OSC Actions OSC will update PayServ to reflect the Maximum Salary Limit for 2018 Calendar Year.

PayServ will automatically stop ORP contributions when an employee’s pensionable earnings reach the $275,000 limit.  Contributions will resume in the first paycheck of the following calendar year.

Questions Questions regarding this bulletin may be directed to Payroll Retirement mailbox.