Yes. All full-time employees of Weld County (excluding Public Health employees) must participate in the Weld County retirement plan. Employees must contribute 9% of their base salary into the plan each month. Weld County matches this contribution at 12.5%. In addition to the retirement, employees can voluntarily enroll in 401K or 457 retirement savings plans administered by Principal Financial.
Employees of Public Health and Environment
All employees hired in the department, regardless of hours worked, must participate in the Colorado PERA retirement plan. Employees must contribute 8.5% of their base salary each month and the county matches at 14.22%. Health department employees may also participate in a voluntary 401K plan.