Resource Center for VRS Employers: Defined Contribution Plans

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Discover how to manage the Defined Contribution Plans administered by the Virginia Retirement System (VRS) and record kept by MissionSquare Retirement. Plans include the Commonwealth of Virginia 457 Deferred Compensation Plan, Virginia Cash Match Plan, Optional Retirement Plan for Political Appointees, Optional Retirement Plan for Higher Education, Optional Retirement Plan for School Superintendents.

See additional employer resources for the Hybrid Retirement Plan.

EZLink Training

Use EZLink, MissionSquare Retirement's web-based system, to process contribution submissions and run reports.


Take these steps to implement deferral changes, process contributions and make payments for the defined contribution plans.

Human Resources

Key resources to educate participants on the importance of saving for retirement.