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I have read many times that a 457 plan is the government-worker's equivalent of a private-sector employee's 401k. This lead me to believe a civil servant could not contribute to a 401k. I see the initial posting proves this wrong. Might this differ from state to state?

The offerings can certainly vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. The 401K option has only been available to state employees in Georgia for a few years.

BTW, I'm not a civil servant. I didn't take an exam to get my job and I can be fired at will.

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