City of Seattle Voluntary Deferred Compensation Plan

This plan allows all persons identified as an employee under the Seattle Municipal Code to invest in their future by building a retirement savings account using payroll deductions.

If you are looking for information about your Pension plan, refer to the pension links on this page.

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Need Help? Where to Find Us

Nationwide is the service provider for the City of Seattle Voluntary Deferred Compensation Plan. You may access your account information online at www.cityofseattledeferredcomp.com. If you would like to speak to a Nationwide representative, they can be reached at (855) 550-1757. Representatives are available Monday through Friday, 5 a.m. - 8 p.m. and Saturday, 6 a.m. - 3 p.m PT. You may also reach out to one of the Plan's dedicated Education Consultants at (206) 447-1924 or visit them in the Seattle Municipal Tower, Suite 1635.  

If employees need to contact City of Seattle Deferred Compensation Plan management, please send an email to DeferredCompQuestions@seattle.gov.

Deferred Compensation Meetings

Upcoming Live Virtual Education Sessions

December 2023 Webinar Series: 
Come join us for an End of Year Check-in. What you should be thinking about with your Deferred Compensation account as we head into 2024!

Click here to register! 

Funds & Fees: What you need to know - RECORDING

2023 Session: Hyas Group, the City of Seattle's Deferred Compensation Plan's Investment Advisor joins Deferred Compensation Plan Staff and Nationwide to share with you information regarding the fund lineup and fee information. 

2022 Session: Hyas Group, the City of Seattle's Deferred Compensation Plan’s Investment Advisor, will be providing an overview of the new investment lineup. Open session for questions to follow.

Recorded Workshops and Videos

In addition to our live Virtual Education Sessions you can view recorded workshops and videos to learn more about Deferred Compensation with Nationwide. 

Educational Videos

Health Care Costs and Retirement (Recorded Webinar)

Social Security - The Choice of a Lifetime (Recorded Webinar)

DC Trust Committee 2022 Meeting Schedule

  • 10:00am to 12:00pm on Wednesday, January 24, 2024 
  • 10:00am to 12:00pm on Wednesday, March 27, 2024 
  • 10:00am to 12:00pm on Wednesday, May 22, 2024
  • 10:00am to 12:00pm on Wednesday, July 24, 2024
  • 10:00am to 12:00pm on Wednesday, September 25, 2024
  • 10:00am to 12:00pm on Wednesday, December 4, 2024
If you would like to attend a hybrid meeting in person, please RSVP in advance to deferredcompquestions@seattle.gov. You will need to arrive at the Seattle Municipal Tower elevator bank that leads to Floor 40 on Floor 4 no later than 9:45am. If you arrive later, please call Susan Wilson at (206) 399-8367.

DC Trust Committee Agendas and Minutes

Trust Committee Agendas and Minutes for the City of Seattle Voluntary Deferred Compensation Plan

January 24, 2024 None CANCELED
November 29, 2023 Meeting Agenda
September 27, 2023 Meeting Agenda Minutes
July 26, 2023 Meeting None CANCELED
May 24, 2023 Meeting Agenda Minutes
March 22, 2023 Meeting Agenda Minutes
January 25, 2023 Meeting Agenda Minutes
November 30, 2022 Meeting Agenda Minutes
September 28, 2022 Meeting Agenda Minutes
July 23, 2022 Meeting None CANCELED
May 25, 2022 Meeting Agenda Minutes
March 23, 2022 Meeting Agenda Minutes
January 26, 2022 Meeting Agenda Minutes
December 2, 2021 Meeting Agenda Minutes
September 22, 2021 Meeting Agenda Minutes
July 28, 2021 Meeting Agenda Minutes
May 26, 2021 Meeting Agenda Minutes
March 24, 2021 Meeting Agenda Minutes
January 27, 2021 Meeting Agenda Minutes

Deferred Compensation Documents

Audit Services RFP 

2024 Seattle RFP for Audit Services (document will download)

Procurement Contact:   Michell Ell, Deferred Compensation Manager

Phone: (206) 684- 4176

E-mail: Michelle.Ell@seattle.gov

Recordkeeping and Custodian Services RFP 

Procurement Contact: Ted Grigsby, Hyas Group

Phone: (971) 634- 1507

E-mail: tgrigsby@hyasgroup.com

Sample QDRO Template

Human Resources

Kimberly Loving, Director
Address: 700 5th Ave, Suite 5500, Seattle, WA , 98124
Mailing Address: PO Box 34028, Seattle, WA, 98124-4028
Phone: (206) 684-7999
Fax: (206) 684-4157
SHR_Info@seattle.gov

The Human Resources Department provides human resource services, tools, and expert assistance to departments, policy makers, employees, and the public so that the City of Seattle's diverse work force is deployed, supported, and managed fairly to accomplish the City's business goals.