Deferred Compensation Plan 457(b)

You can start saving for your financial future from the first day of employment with Prince George’s County through the County’s Deferred Compensation 457(b) Plan.

In accordance with provisions of Section 457 of the Internal Revenue Service Code, Prince George's County has established a Deferred Compensation Program for employees in a permanent status to save money for retirement.

Questions about this plan may be directed to at

Contribution Limits

2024 Contribution Limits

  • Normal Contribution - $23,000
  • Age 50 and Over Catch-up - $30,500
    • Employees who are or will be at least 50 years of age, at any time during the calendar year, are eligible to defer up to $30,500.
  • Pre-Retirement Catch-up - $46,000
    • An application must be completed along with the worksheet to determine the total catch-up amount. Only employees who are within 3 years of their normal retirement age may defer up to the Pre-Retirement Catch-up contribution limit. Please contact to obtain the application.    

Changing Contributions

Contribution amounts may be changed or discontinued anytime by logging into the Employee Self Service (ESS) portal.

  1. Click on the index tab and select “Anytime Changes”
  2. Click “Accept”
  3. Select “Savings Plan”
  4. Click the “Actions” edit pen and change the contribution amount to no less than $10 (If discontinuing, change the contribution amount to $0)
  5. Click “Add”
  6. When finished making changes, click “Save” at the top of the screen

Note: contribution amount will not change unless saved.

Program Service Provider

Empower Retirement

Participant Services

1 (877) 301-4571
Monday - Friday (8 a.m. - 10 p.m. ET)
Saturdays (9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. ET)

Empower Plan Representatives

Bryant Mayes III | CRPC®

Retirement Plan Advisor                               
(410) 218-6598

Catherine Pfeilsticker | CRPC®, CRC®, ChFC®

Retirement Plan Advisor
(540) 907-2045 

Joe Walsh | CRPC®

Retirement Plan Advisor
(443) 972-3230

Schedule an appointment with a plan representative.


Enrollment and participation in the plan may occur at any time. Employees must complete the Empower Enrollment Form. A whole dollar amount at a minimum of ten dollars ($10) bi-weekly, must be indicated on the enrollment form. Enrollment is not considered complete until a deduction amount is designated.

Send the completed form to:
Retirement Services and Pension Division 
1400 McCormick Drive
Suite 125
Largo, Maryland 20774

Contact Human Resources Management


1400 McCormick Drive
Suite 159
Largo, MD 20774


Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 5 pm