General Employees' Retirement Fund
Latest News & Information:
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 May 29, 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.
GE Retirement Fund Distributes 2017 Annual Member Statements to All City of Tampa General Employees: All general employees will receive envelopes from the General Employees' Retirement Fund during the week of April 17, 2017. These envelopes contain Your 2017 Annual Member Statement and are being distributed to the departments by GE Retirement Fund staff with support from Human Resources. This is the second year the GE Retirement Fund has created annual member statements for active members, helping employees to monitor and better understand their benefits. The annual member statements contain individual member data with key information on vesting status, retirement eligibility dates and projections of income in retirement. Because the GE Retirement Fund administers two different retirement plans (Division A - Defined Benefit Plan and Division B - Defined Benefit Plan), statements will vary from employee to employee. If you have additional questions, or you do not receive a statement, please call or email the GE Retirement Fund at (813) 274-7850 or GEPension@tampagov.net.
Annual Audit of Division A Survivors: The General Employees' Retirement Fund is conducting its annual audit to determine the marital status of surviving spouses of former Division A employees/retirees. Letters and marital status affidavits are being mailed to Division A survivors in early March. Affidavits should be notarized and returned to the General Employees' Retirement Fund office by April 3, 2017. If you have remarried and have not notified the General Employees' Retirement Fund, please contact the office immediately so that your pension benefit can be adjusted.
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, June 20, 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 Rosie Rivera, 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.