Retirement Plan

Civilian employees participate in the City of Arvada Retirement Plan (CARP). Employees contribute 8% of salary; the City contributes 10%.

 Police officers participate in the Police Money Purchase Plan (PMPP). Sworn officers contribute 10% of salary; the City contributes 10%.

A supplemental 457 deferred compensation program is available through the International City Manager's Association (ICMA) for all employees. Another 457 deferred compensation program is available to sworn police personnel through the Fire & Police Pension Association (FPPA). Information is available in the Human Resources Department.

The City of Arvada currently participates in Great West Retirement Plan.