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The General Employees’ Retirement Fund Board of Trustees currently has one trustee membership open due to the end of a term for a current trustee. The term of office is for 3 years, November 1, 2019 until October 31, 2022.  The Board of Trustees meets the third Tuesday of each month at 1:30 p.m. The deadline for Petition for Candidacy is September 16, 2019.

Monthly Board of Trustees Meetings: The next meeting will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at the Fire & Police Pension Fund Board Meeting Room, 3001 N. Boulevard, Tampa, FL 33603.

Biennial Pension Verification Questionnaire and Surviving Spouse Form forms were originally mailed in April and due by June. A second letter was distributed and due August 23rd. If you still have not provided us with those forms soon, we will be sending a letter with the date for pensioners to pick up their checks in order to have the forms completed.

Annual DROP Investment Election Forms Due August 31st:  DROP participants will receive Fiscal Year 2019 DROP Investment Election Forms along with an overview of investment options during the week of July 23rd.     Members are given a choice of investments between DROP Option #1 - Net investment return earned by the General Employees' Retirement Fund or DROP Option #2 - Northern Trust, Collective Government Short-Term Investment Fund.    Completed DROP Investment Election Forms must be returned to the General Employees' Retirement Fund by Friday, August 31, 2018 by 5:00 p.m.  All elections take effect on October 1, 2018 and remain in effect for fiscal year 2019 (October 1, 2018 - September 30, 2019).

General Employees' Retirement Fund Receives 2018 PPCC Award:  The Public Pension Coordinating Council (PPCC) on November 1, 2018, awarded the General Employees' Retirement Fund its second Public Pension Standards Award for Funding and Administration.  The award represents 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.

FY 2018 Annual Report Produced for Members & Retirees:The General Employees' Retirement Fund is pleased to submit its Annual Report for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2017.  The report was written to provide members and retirees with an overview of the Fund's administration as well as to highlight key financial, investment and funding information.  

 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 General Employees' Retirement Fund.

Public Records Awareness: Information we receive may be considered public information which is subject to disclosure under Florida law. Learn more about our privacy policy.

General Employees' Retirement Fund Office Hours:

Monday - Friday
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

To make an appointment, call (813) 274-7850.

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