General Employees' Retirement Fund
Latest News & Information:
Fiscal Year 2018 DROP Option Election: It's time for DROP participants to complete their annual DROP Option Election Form for Fiscal Year 2018. Participants have two investment options to choose from: DROP Option #1 - the Fund's Net Investment Rate of Return or DROP Option #2 - the Low Risk, Variable Rate. Completed forms must be returned to the General Employees' Retirement Fund at 306 E. Jackson St., 7E, Tampa, FL 33602 (Mail Code: 050A7E) by August 25, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. Confirmation letters will be mailed to DROP participants' home addresses by September 15, 2017. All elections take effect on October 1, 2017.
Notice of Election for Member Trustee: The General Employees' Retirement Fund Board of Trustees currently has one trustee membership open. The term of office is three years running from November 1, 2017 to October 31, 2020. Interested candidates must complete and submit a Petition for Candidacy Form to the General Employees' Retirement Fund by July 28, 2017. Qualified candidates include active, permanent employees of the City of Tampa and members of the General Employees' Retirement Fund. DROP participants are ineligible from running for this election and are unable to vote. Likewise, employees of the Waste Water and Technology & Innovation departments are prohibited from running for this election as they are already represented by a member trustee. Candidates and polling locations will be announced on August 4, 2017 and Election Day will occur on September 6, 2017.
GE Retirement Fund Distributes Member Handbooks to City of Tampa General Employee Group: All general employees will receive member handbooks from the General Employees' Retirement Fund during the week of June 5, 2017. These documents are being distributed to the departments by GE Retirement Fund staff with support from Human Resources. The intent of the handbook is to enhance retirement education and awareness of the two different retirement plans (Division A - Defined Benefit Plan and Division B - Defined Benefit Plan) and benefits that are administered by the GE Retirement Fund. As much as possible, this document is written in nontechnical terms, avoiding the formal language of the retirement laws and rules. Employees with additional questions or those that do not receive a member handbook should call or email the GE Retirement Fund at (813) 274-7850 or GEPension@tampagov.net.
General Employees' Retirement Fund Receives PPCC Award: The Public Pension Coordinating Council (PPCC) on November 9, 2016, awarded the General Employees' Retirement Fund its first Public Pension Standards Award for Funding and Administration for 2016. The award represents that the General Employees' Retirement Fund has met the professional standards for plan funding and administration as set forth in the PPCC's Public Pension Standards and reflect minimum expectations for public retirement system management and administration; as well as serve as a benchmark by which all defined benefit public plans should be measured. The Public Pension Coordinating Council is a coalition of the National Association of State Retirement Administrators (NASRA); the National Council on Teacher Retirement (NCTR); and the National Conference on Public Employee Retirement Systems (NCPERS). Together, these associations represent more than 500 of the largest pension plans in the U.S.
Monthly Board of Trustees Meetings: The next meeting will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 in the Board Meeting Room of the Fire & Police Pension Fund located at 3001 N. Boulevard, Tampa, FL 33603.
Is Your Address Correct? Just download, print and complete the Contact Information Update Form to update your information and mail it to the General Employees' Retirement Fund at 306 E. Jackson Street, 7E, Tampa, FL 33602, or fax it to us at (813) 274-7289.
Direct Deposit: We encourage you to use direct deposit. Just download, print and complete a Direct Deposit Authorization Form then mail it to the General Employees' Retirement Fund at 306 E. Jackson Street, 7E, Tampa, FL 33602, or fax it to us at (813) 274-7289.
If you are considering entering the DROP or Retiring, please make an appointment with Anais Rodriguez, Pension Relationship Accountant or by contacting the Pension Office.
General Employees' Retirement Fund Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
To make an appointment, call (813) 274-7850.
Email the General Employees' Retirement Fund.