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Summary of Plan - Plan D

This Plan was mandatory for full-time Park Police hired on or after July 1, 1990, and prior to July 1, 1993, and for all Plan C Participants transferred effective July 1, 1990.

Employee Contributions


Effective January 1, 2016, Plan D members contribute 8% of base pay for each pay period.

Normal and Early Retirement Benefits 


A member may retire with full benefits after attaining the age of 55 with at least five years of Credited Service, or after completing 22 years of Credited Service regardless of age. The annual benefits payable to a member who retires on or after Normal Retirement equals 2.27% of Average Annual Earnings, multiplied by years of Credited Service up to 22 years. For a member who retires with exactly 22 years of Credited Service, the annual benefit equals 50% of Average Annual Earnings. The annual amount of benefits payable to a member who retires with more than 22 years of Credited Service equals 50% of Average Annual Earnings, plus 2% of Average Annual Earnings for each year in excess of 22 years. A member may retire with reduced benefits after he/she has completed 20 or more years of Credited Service. The annual amount of retirement benefits payable will be reduced by 1/180 for each month by which the Early Retirement Date precedes the member's Normal Retirement Date.

Death Benefits


If a Participant is survived by a spouse who has not been specifically excluded from benefits, and dies as a result of a service-connected accident or illness or after completing 10 years of Credited Service, the spouse shall be entitled to an annual benefit, payable until death, in an amount equal to the greater of the following:

(a) An amount equal to the benefit at Normal Retirement on the basis that the deceased had continued as a Participant, at the same Base Pay received during the participant's last completed year of employment; or

(b) 25% of the Final Annual Base Pay of the Participant.

If the Participant is survived by a spouse and dies as a result of a non-service-connected accident or illness and had less than 10 years of Credited Service, the spouse is entitled to an annual benefit, payable until death, in an amount equal to 25% of the Final Annual Base Pay of the Participant.

In both instances of service-connected and non-service-connected deaths, if a Participant does not leave a surviving spouse entitled to the benefits, or if the surviving spouse dies, the benefits are payable to the eligible children (under the age of 18, under the age of 23 if a full-time student, or regardless of age if permanently disabled).

See the publication Summary Plan Description (SPD) - Park Police (Plans C & D) and the Summary Description of Material Modifications (SMM) - Park Police (Plans C & D) for more information.

If any information conflicts with the Retirement Plan Document, the terms of the Retirement Plan Document shall prevail.