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Deferred Compensation

The ACTTC's Deferred Compensation unit, in collaboration with Nationwide Retirement Services, administers the County's pre-tax savings programs on behalf of County employees. These programs are intended to encourage employees to save additional funds for retirement. Employees may have two or three different accounts and employees may access their accounts in person at our office or on line by visiting

Please note that the deferred compensation program is not the same as the Sonoma County Employees’ Retirement Association (SCERA)'s pension plan. For information on SCERA and pensions, visit or call (707) 565-8100.

You can contact your Deferred Compensation Analyst, Christy Kazarian at (707) 565-3221 with any questions or call to make an appointment to meet in person. You can email questions to

Physical Address: Appointment Only Mailing Address

433 Aviation Blvd, Suite 120

Santa Rosa CA, 95403

(Back side of SCERA Building)

585 Fiscal Dr, Suite 100

Santa Rosa CA, 95403

Meet with a Nationwide Retirement Specialist

The County’s dedicated retirement specialist, Lauren Ryan, is now available to assist you with personalized account reviews as well as retirement & financial planning

Available On Site
By Appointment and Drop-in

Available Virtually

Tuesday 9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.

Wednesday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Weekdays 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

To schedule an appointment with Lauren Ryan visit the Nationwide Online Scheduler.

The Nationwide specialist is stationed in the ACTTC lobby at: 
585 Fiscal Dr, Suite 100
Santa Rosa, CA 95403

Nationwide Financial Wellness Workshops Nationwide logo

Join our local team of Nationwide Retirement Specialists as they conduct educational workshops on various financial topics. These interactive 30 minute workshops are conducted on Microsoft Teams and include a Q&A session.

Why Do I Need a 457 Plan? - Wednesday March 1st 12:00pm
Learn about the 457 Deferred Compensation Plan- how it works, why it is important and how to start saving now. Best suited for employees not yet enrolled

Pre Tax vs Roth Contributions - Wednesday March 8th 12:00pm
Join us as we discuss the difference between pre tax and after tax contributions within 457 Plans. Check with your employer to see if your plan offers Roth.

Manage your Money - Wednesday March 15th 12:00pm
Learn how to track your spending, create a budget, plan a strategy around your savings and ways to reduce your debt.

Get the Facts Before you Retire - Wednesday March 22nd 12:00pm
Learn important things to do before you declare your retirement date and get the facts on 457(b) distributions.

Social Securtiy - Wednesday April 5th 12:00pm
Join us to learn about your Social Security options and how they will impact your household.

Nationwide Retirement Resource Group

Retirement Resource Group Flyer (PDF: 562 KB)

Nationwide now offers additional retirement planning services through their Retirement Resource Group.  They can be contacted by phone at (888) 401-5272. Employees can also schedule an appointment with the Retirement Resource Group via this link:

Services include Enrollment, Investment Goals Assessment, Asset Consolidation, and Financial Wellness assessments.

Please also note that Sonoma County employees have a custom phone number for Nationwide Customer Service. Their phone number is (866) 242-5048. This team is staffed with over 100 representatives. If you have a question about your online Nationwide account or a more general question, then this team will be a better option than the Retirement Resource Group.