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Welcome to Wyoming Retirement System

The Wyoming Retirement System provides expert administration and responsible investment of Wyoming’s public retirement and supplemental savings programs.

Updates for Retirees and Active Employees

Check our Member News Page for updates on the following items:


  • IRS 1099-R Forms
  • 2015 Retiree Payroll Schedule
  • Information Regarding COLAs
  • Employee Group Insurance Health Plan Rate Changes

Active Employees:

  • 2015 WRS Educator Travel Schedule
  • 2015 Deferred Compensation Contribution Limits

Read the Updates for Retirees and Active Employees here...

2015 Wyoming Legislative Session Info Sheets

Wyoming Retirement System has prepared the below informational highlights regarding several bills pertaining to WRS that have been introduced to the 2015 State Legislative Session:

WRS Newsletter

Fall/Winter Newsletter:

Contents of the current newsletter include:

  • Public Employee Pension Plan Strong & Sustainable by Ruth Ryerson, WRS Executive Director
  • The Importance of Maintaining a Long-Term Focus by Sam Masoudi, WRS Chief Investment Officer
  • Rehired Retiree Rule Requires Bona Fide Break In Service and No Pre-Existing Employment Arrangement
Download the Fall/Winter WRS Newsletter (pdf)...
Better Bang for the Buck

Better Bang for the Buck

The National Institute on Retirement Security recently published a report entitled "Still a Better Bang for the Buck: An Update on the Economic Efficiencies of Defined Benefit Pensions" which outlines the inherent cost-efficiencies of defined benefit plans.

The report highlights how responsibly run pension plans are able to provide equivalent benefits to a typical deferred compensation plan at half the cost, and equivalent benefits to even an "ideal" deferred compensation plan at 29% less cost.

Download and read the report (pdf)...

Wyoming Retirement System Summary

Wyoming Retirement System Summary 2014

The Wyoming Retirement System Summary 2014 gives an overview of WRS' structure, provides information on the makeup of WRS' membership and participating employers, outlines the benefits WRS provides and their economic impacts on Wyoming, and more.

Download the WRS Summary 2014 (pdf)...

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