The State of West Virginia offers an outstanding defined benefit pension plan – the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) under the Consolidated Public Retirement Board. Specific information regarding retirement benefits is available on the West Virginia Consolidated Public Retirement Board's site.
In addition, employees are offered the voluntary opportunity to participate in the West Virginia Retirement Plus Program, a supplemental retirement plan designed to provide an extra savings alternative for all State, county, city and other political subdivision employees. This retirement program is similar to a 401(k) plan in structure except that it is designed to supplement a participant's primary retirement plan. Employee contributions to the Plan are managed via convenient payroll deductions. Click here for more information on the West Virginia Retirement Plus Program.