General Employees' Retirement Fund
Latest News & Information:
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.
Annual Cost of Living Allowance and Federal Tax Change Announcement: Retirees and beneficiaries may see changes to their net pay effective with the January 31, 2017 pension benefit pay date. Net pay changes are a result of the following items: annual cost of living allowance and 2017 federal tax withholding changes. Pension advice statements are being printed and mailed to retiree homes in January.
Important End of Year Tax Information is Being Mailed to You: The General Employees' Retirement Fund wants to remind retirees and beneficiaries that important information is being mailed to you. End of year tax statements, form 1099-R's will be mailed before the January 31, 2017 IRS deadline. Form 1099-R's contain important information that you will need to file and pay your taxes. If you do not receive a 1099-R by February 14, 2017 or have questions about your Form 1099-R, you can contact the General Employees' Retirement Fund by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling (813) 274-7850. Click here to access our 2016 1099-R Mini Guide.
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, May 16, 2017 in the Executive Offices Conference Room located at the Tampa Municipal Office Building, 306 E. Jackson Street, 8th Floor, Tampa, FL 33602.
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.