Alternative Retirement Plan (ARP)

Alternative Retirement Plan 

Cosumnes Community Services District (“District”) part-time seasonal/extra-help employees who do not meet the eligibility requirements for participation in the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS) are no longer covered by Social Security. Effective October 1, 2023, all eligible part-time seasonal and extra-help employees will be enrolled in an Alternative Retirement Plan (ARP) through the Public Agency Retirement Services (PARS). 

The ARP works similarly to a traditional deferred compensation plan where participants make a pre-tax contribution into an individual account that belongs to them. ARP participants may elect to withdraw their funds, keep their funds in the account, or roll their funds over to another qualifying account at the end of their employment or when they are no longer eligible for participation. 

Documents related to the plan can be found below. 

Retain For Your Records

Sign and Return to Human Resources 


Mail or drop off completed documents to Human Resources 

8820 Elk Grove, CA 95624 


Fax or Email completed documents to Human Resources 

916-686-2474 or


Please reach out to the Human Resources Division for assistance.