WEBSITE LAST UPDATED
July 29, 2022
Record custodian contact information:
City of Fort Lauderdale
General Employees' Retirement System
401 NE 4th Street, Suite 201
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Toll Free: 888-269-4447
RETIREMENT SEMINAR - a retirement seminar for actively employed members has been schedued for September 16, 2022. Come by and spend the day packed with information about social security, long-term care, accrued leave payouts and more. To RSVP call 954-828-5171. Spouses and/or significant others are welcome.
The Office has encountered issues with our phone system, which will take another week or two to remedy. Please be patient and feel free to leave multiple messages. Our apologies for any inconvenience.
Linked is the 2021 Retiree Newsletter and Active Member Newsletter.
The Pension Office is open to the public and restrictions previously required under COVID-19 have been lifted. Masks are not required of visitors and staff will only wear masks upon request. Board meetings have returned to live meetings effective June 1, 2021.
KEYBANK ISSUES BENEFIT PAYMENTS - since January 1, 2022 the monthly retirement benefit payments have been issued by KeyBank. As a reminder, benefit payments are always issued on the 1st business day of the month, which does not include Saturdays, Sundays and many holidays.
NO MORE DIRECT DEPOSIT ADVICES - Direct Deposit Advices are those stubs that used to be mailed each month that display gross and net pay, taxes withheld and deductions. Many entities, including the Social Security Administration, have discontinued the practice of mailing out advices. It is unrelated to the benefit payment transition and the timing coincidental. This does not affect direct deposits, only the stubs that are mailed. A web portal is available from KeyBank wherein retirees are able to login and review their payment and deduction history.
PENSION OFFICE RELOCATION - The Pension Office has relocated. The new address is 401 NE 4th Street Suite 2, which is directly across the street from our current location. For your convenience, a map along with parking information is linked and can be printed - Map. A Google Map is also linked - Google Map.
The current Summary Plan Description (click link to open) is available. It is revised every two years.
The Board welcomes:
Bob McComsey - City appointed Trustee June 21, 2022
Douglas Meade - City appointed Trustee February 2, 2021
Jeri Pryor - employee elected Trustee joined the Board on January 1, 2020
Marian Dollard - employee elected Trustee joined the Board on January 1, 2018 and re-elected January 1, 2021
Jill Prizlee - employee elected Trustee joined the Board on January 1, 2017 and re-elected January 1, 2020
Lynn Wenguer - employee elected Trustee joined the Board on January 1, 2016
and re-elected again January 1, 2021
Ron Cameron - reappointed by the City as Trustee on January 1, 2016
Nicholas Schiess engaged as Plan Administrator on April 26, 2016
The Board says goodbye to the following significant contributors:
Pension secretary Jane Dyar has retired after 17 years of faithfully serving the retirement system.
Jonathan Stahl - former chairman departed the Board on December 31, 2019.
William Long - former trustee retired and departed the Board on December 31, 2017
Mark Darmanin - former chairman and a very long serving member of the Board departed on December 31, 2016
Darlene Pfieffer and Julie Cameron - former City appointed trustees departed on December 31, 2015
Robert Dunkel - former legal counsel for many years retired on November 11, 2016
David Desmond - former Plan Administrator retired October 1, 2015 after 15 years of dedicated service.