7 min

2023 Wisconsin Act 4, effective January 1, 2024, requires that county correctional officers (or jailers) who are categorized as general employees become protective occupation employees under the Wisconsin Retirement System, or WRS, unless they opt out. This video describes how a county jailer will be affected by this law if they work in a county impacted by Act 4. Topics include:

  • Choosing between General or Act 4 Protective County Jailer categories
  • How the Act 4 Protective County Jailer category affects take-home pay:
    • WRS Contribution Rates
    • Disability insurance
    • Pre- or Post-tax contributions
  • WRS Retirement Benefit Calculations
  • Decision deadlines
  • Returning to work