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You can reach our new location at 22 Cortlandt Street, 12th Floor by subway. Take the A, C, J, Z,#2, #3, #4 or #5 to Fulton Street; E to World Trade Center/Church Street; or R to Cortlandt Street. We are located in the Century 21 Building.


Our telephone and fax numbers remain the same:

Phone: (212) 306-7760
Outside NYC: (888) DCP-3113 (888-327-3113)
Fax: (212) 306-7376
TTY (hearing impaired): (212) 306-7707


Please continue to send written inquiries/correspondence to the following mailing address:

New York City Deferred Compensation Plan
Bowling Green Station, P.O. Box 93
New York, NY 10274-0093

 
Watch Deferred Compensation Board Meetings Online
Deferred Compensation Board meetings are streamed live. DCP Board meetings are usually held on the 1st Wednesday of each month at 10 A.M.  Archived Board meetings are available for viewing the following day. Click on "DCP Board Meeting Webcasts" from the menu on the left in order to watch a live or archived meeting. 

Next Board Meeting:  Wednesday, December 3, 2014 @ 10 A.M.

Contribution Limits Increase in 2015 
Each year, the Internal Revenue Service sets limits on the amount of wages that can be deferred. These limits are tied to inflation statistics, which are recalculated each fall for the following calendar year.  Employees can defer the maximum in both the 457 and the 401(k) plan.

457 Plan

2014

2015

Regular Contribution Limit $17,500 $18,000
Age 50 and Over Contribution Limit $23,000 $24,000
DAR (Catch-up) Contribution Limit $17,500 $18,000
401(k) Plan 2014 2015
Regular Contribution Limit $17,500 $18,000
Age 50 and Over Contribution Limit $23,000 $24,000

Learn more about Your Contributions

About the Deferred Compensation Plan

The New York City Deferred Compensation Plan (DCP) is an employee benefit available to New York City employees.  DCP is comprised of two programs: a 457 Plan and a 401(k) Plan. Eligible employees may select either the 457, the 401(k), or both. 

The purpose of the Deferred Compensation Plan is to encourage employees to make and continue careers with the City of New York and to provide eligible employees with a convenient way to save on a regular and long-term basis, thereby providing for their retirement. 

For employees who are members of a City pension plan, DCP is a supplemental savings plan to their pension and Social Security. For non-pension member employees, DCP, if elected, is their sole retirement plan in lieu of Social Security. For non-pension member employees who are contributing less than 7.5% to either the 457 Plan or the 401(k) Plan, DCP is a supplement to Social Security.

Through convenient payroll deductions, the 457 and 401(k) allow employees to save regularly with before-tax and Roth (after-tax) dollars. 

Contributing on a pre-tax basis allows employees to defer federal, state, and local income taxes. Pre-tax contributions and their earnings will remain tax deferred until withdrawn through Plan benefit payments. 

Employees making contributions on a Roth (after-tax) basis pay income taxes up front, but all earnings on qualified distributions are tax-free. 

In March 2006, the Deferred Compensation Plan added a Roth component to the 401(k) Plan.  In April 2011, a Roth component was added to the 457 Plan.  Employees enrolling in the Deferred Compensation Plan can choose to contribute on both a pre-tax and post-tax (Roth) basis to one or both Plans.  If you are already a 457 or 401(k) Plan participant, then you can make Roth contributions by simply accessing your existing 457 or 401(k) account and making a deferral change.

Eight in ten investors either feel they are not saving enough for retirement or aren't sure how much they need to save.  Click here to see your Personalized Financial Snapshot.

Key differences between the 457 and 401(k) Plans (PDF)
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