Deferred Compensation


www.Scottsdale457.comlinks to external site

Workshops and one-on-one meetings where you can learn more about the plans, receive one-on-one transition support and meet our Nationwide retirement specialists are held throughout the city.

If you would like to attend one of the group presentations or schedule a one-on-one meeting, RSVP herelinks to external site.

Time slots do fill up quickly. Please check back often as new slots are opened up periodically.

For additional information, view the Nationwide Transition Brochure or the Nationwide Transition Presentation.

Roth 457

Is the Roth 457 right for you? Review the Roth 457 presentation to learn about the plan, how it’s different from the traditional 457 plan and how to help you decide which is right for you!


The city's deferred compensation program allows you to save and invest today for your retirement. Federal and Arizona state income taxes are deferred until your assets are withdrawn, usually during retirement when you may be in a lower tax bracket.

Under Section 457 of the Internal Revenue Code, you may defer each year a maximum of 100% of your "gross compensation" or an annual dollar limit, whichever is less. The dollar limits are:

Year Contribution Limit
2024 $23,000

Participation in Deferred Compensation is handled through payroll deduction so your taxes are reduced each pay period.

Our plan allows you to increase, decrease, stop or restart contributions without fees or penalties. All changes are made online at www.Scottsdale457.comlinks to external site.

The deferred compensation plan offers a wide array of investment options. Investors may choose from core lineup, managed account option with Nationwide ProAccount or a self-directed option with Schwab Personal Choice Retirement Account (PCRA). You may generally transfer your assets between funds without restriction. However, some funds may limit your ability to conduct frequent transfers to protect the interest of other investors.

The city's Nationwide Representative is John Bennett. You may email him at [email protected] or call him at (602) 293-1178.

For your convenience, you can schedule an appointmentlinks to external site online.

Nationwide Contacts

Nationwide Bennett 

John Bennett, Investment Adviser Representative 
P: (602) 293-1178
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.Scottsdale457.comlinks to external site

Scott Wheeler, Retirement Specialist 
P: (602) 293-1164
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.Scottsdale457.comlinks to external site

Daniel Pantoja, Personal Retirement Consultant (PRC)
P: (602) 293-1175
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.Scottsdale457.comlinks to external site

Customer Service Team: (855) 826-5400

BCC Meeting Minutes

Reference Documents

Plan Documents

Produced by Human Resources:

This information represents a summary of benefits provided by the City of Scottsdale to benefited employees. Every effort has been made to report information accurately. All information, including the amount of any benefit and employee eligibility of benefits, is subject to and governed by the terms and conditions of the applicable policy or plan documents. In all cases where any of the information provided differs from the amount of benefit actually provided by the policy or plan, the terms of the legal documents will control.