General Employees' Retirement Fund
Latest News & Information:
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 email@example.com 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.
Board Trustee Election Results: Derwin Bright was reappointed by the General Employees' Retirement Fund, Board of Trustees for a three year term running from November 1, 2016 to October 31, 2019. Mr. Bright was the only active, permanent employee with the City of Tampa and member of the General Employees' Retirement Fund to submit a Petition for Candidacy Form which resulted in an uncontested election. Mr. Bright has served as a Trustee on the General Employees' Retirement Fund Board since 2011 and is a Vehicle and Equipment Technician with the Wastewater Department.
Monthly Board of Trustees Meetings: The next meeting will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 in the Fire & Police Pension Fund Board Meeting Room 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.