Local Government Retirement System

All full-time employees, working at least 1000 hours per year, are covered by the North Carolina Local Governmental Employees’ Retirement System beginning upon employment.

The employee contributes 6% of his/her paycheck into their own retirement account, and the City contributes an amount as determined by the North Carolina Department of State Treasurer.

An employee becomes vested in the retirement plan after 5 years of contributing service. Further details may be found on the North Carolina Treasurer website.