State Agencies Bulletin No. 1978

Maximum Salary Limit for Optional Retirement Plan (ORP) and Voluntary Defined Contribution (VDC) Retirement Tier 6 for Calendar Year 2022
Date Issued
December 24, 2021


The purpose of this bulletin is to notify agencies of the 2022 maximum salary limit for ORP and VDC in Tier 6 plan members.

Affected Employees

ORP and VDC Tier 6 plan members are affected.


In accordance with Section 415 of the Internal Revenue code, providing dollar limitations on benefits and contributions under qualified retirement plans, the annual compensation limit under Section 401(a), 404(I), 408 (k) (3) (C), and 408 (k) (6) (D) (ii) will increase to $305,000 for the 2022 calendar year for ORP and VDC Tier 6 plan participants.

Effective Dates

Effective beginning Administration paychecks dated January 5, 2022 and Institution paychecks dated January 13, 2022.

OSC Actions

OSC will update PayServ to reflect the Maximum Salary Limit for calendar year 2022.

PayServ will automatically stop ORP and VDC contributions when employees’ pensionable earnings reach the $305,000 limit. Contributions will resume the first paycheck of the following calendar year.


Questions regarding this bulletin may be directed to the Payroll Retirement mailbox.