Thurston County facilities are now open to the public with restrictions, including maintaining physical distancing of at least six feet at all times and, per the Washington State Secretary of Health’s face covering order wearing a cloth face covering or mask.
If you come to county facilities, please be prepared for potentially long wait times or lines due to distancing guidelines. We continue to encourage residents to access county services online, by phone, by email, or through the use of drop boxes
located outside of county buildings.
The availability of remote services vary by office and department.
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Retirement Beneficiary Form
ICMA Change Form
ICMA Beneficiary Form
Mass Mutual Change Form
Mass Mutual Beneficiary Form
Nationwide Change Form
Nationwide Beneficiary Form
Deferred compensation is a voluntary savings plan, which allows you to save pre-tax dollars and invest for your retirement. Federal income taxes are deferred until your assets are withdrawn, usually during retirement when you may be in a lower tax bracket. It is also referred to as "deferred comp".
All regular Thurston County employees and elected officials are eligible to enroll in deferred compensation.
Thurston County offers enrollment in the following three (3) Deferred Compensation 457 Plans: ICMA, MassMutual and Nationwide. You can enroll at any time throughout the year. Enrollment packets containing forms and investment information are available for each plan. To receive a packet, contact Human Resources at 867-2492. You may also e-mail the benefits team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You may increase, decrease, or suspend your deferral by completing a deferral change form available under the Retirement and Deferred Compensation Forms link. Changes can be submitted to Human Resources at any time throughout the year. The deferral change form must be signed and delivered to Human Resources prior to the 1st day of the month in which the change is to take effect. All changes will be implemented as quickly as administratively possible beginning in the month following your election to change your deferral amount. However, because of payroll timeframes, your deferral change may not occur for up to two payroll periods.
BE SURE TO RETURN ALL COMPLETED FORMS TO HUMAN RESOURCES
Effective January 1, 2019:
In most cases, you may not withdraw funds while you are an active Thurston County employee. In rare instances, funds may be withdrawn for an unforeseeable emergency subject to strict IRS guidelines.
If you suffer a severe financial hardship due to extraordinary and unforeseeable circumstances, you may qualify for an "unforeseeable emergency withdrawal" of your deferred compensation contributions. To receive an application and IRS guidelines, contact Human Resources at 867-2492. You may also e-mail the benefits team at email@example.com.
If you feel your situation meets the IRS guidelines, follow the instructions on the application and submit all requested documents to Human Resources. Make sure you include your supporting documents. The Thurston County Deferred Compensation Committee will review your request as soon as possible. Every effort will be made to expedite the review process. The information contained in the application shall be treated confidentially and shall be used only to consider your request.
Emergency Withdrawal Guidelines
There is a wide array of investment options with each plan. You may contact the representatives or visit the web sites for more information concerning enrollment and investments.
Bill CookBill.Cook@valic.comPhone:866-283-3892 for Appointments800-892-5558 x 88825Mass Mutual website
Jacob McMillenmcmilj@nationwide.comPhone: 360-451-6963888-401-5272 Retirement LineNationwide website