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Retirement Board & Retirement Services

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Vanguard Participant Services at 800-523-1188 

Investment Policy

Macomb County has partnered with Morgan Stanley as the Investment Advisor to evaluate the Macomb Retirement Plans to monitor investments and ensure compliance.  The Investment Policy Statement (IPS) defines the investment goals and objectives of the Plans (457b and 401a).  The IPS will provide a structured process when making decisions regarding fund options.

457(b) Deferred Compensation - Plan #078097

All part-time and full-time employees have the opportunity to participate in the Deferred Compensation Plan & Trust. To begin participation, please review the investment tools and information links provided below, then complete and return the Enrollment Form by mail or fax to Vanguard. Vanguard will establish your account in the Plan and electronically transmit your deduction amount to the County Finance Department to enter and maintain your payroll deduction.

All other information and account maintenance will be handled directly with Vanguard Participant Services.

401(a) Defined Contribution - Plan #097515

Macomb County has a defined contribution 401(a) plan.  The required employee contribution is three percent (3%) of base wages. The County generously contributes six percent (6%) of base wages per pay period.  Employees are vested after five (5) years of service and are eligible to increase the contribution to four percent (4%) of base wages per pay period with a County match of eight percent (8%) of base wages per pay period.

Name a Beneficiary

  • If you have more than one plan account, you must designate a beneficiary for each account.
  • Register for online account access at; you will need your plan number.
  • To name a beneficiary or change beneficiary information, log on to, select Menu/My Profile/Beneficiaries.
  • You can access your account from your mobile device, go to to download the Vanguard app.

Investment Advisor

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