Retirement Benefits at the Port of Seattle
As employees of a public agency, Port of Seattle employees are generally eligible for the Washington State Public Employees’ Retirement System (PERS) pension plans. Contribution and benefits rates are set by the Washington Department of Retirement Systems.
Port employees can also save for retirement by using the Port's Deferred Compensation Plan, for which the Port will contribute matching funds in an amount between $1,000 and $2,200 depending on employee tenure.
Retirement benefits for employees represented by a labor union varies depending on the specific terms of the applicable collective bargaining agreement. Collective bargaining agreements are available for viewing on the Port's Labor Relations webpage.