Rutherford County strongly encourages employees to be prepared for retirement. Rutherford County is a member of the Tennessee Consolidated Retirement System. This retirement system provides a pension for retirees. All general fund full-time employees are non-contributory to the system. The County government provides this benefit to its employees without out of pocket expense to the employee. The County contributes a percentage of the employees salary to this retirement system. Please visit the Tennessee Consolidated Retirement System website for more information at In addition, Rutherford County offers a deferred compensation plan (457b), 401(k), and a Roth 401(k) contribution option, allowing employees to contribute additional funds towards their retirement. Empower Retirement administers the plan for the State of Tennessee. For more information regarding these plans and how you can participate, please contact our Retirement Plan Advisor, Ryan Marlin at (615) 564-7007 or by email [email protected].