WEBSITE LAST UPDATED
September 13, 2021
Record custodian contact information:
City of Fort Lauderdale
General Employees' Retirement System
316 NE 4th Street, Suite 2
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Toll Free: 888-269-4447
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 TO ISSUE BENEFIT PAYMENTS - effective January 1, 2022 the monthly retirement benefit payments will be issued by KeyBank. This transition should be seamless with no disruption in benefits. No action is required by retirees and their direct deposits should occur as normal. For retirees that continued health and dental insurance, their deductions will continue and be remitted back to the City. This change is necessitated because the City is discontinuing payment of retirement benefits. After conducting thorough research, the Board of Trustees selected KeyBank for any factors including a long track record of issuing retiree benefit payments. 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 the stubs that are 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. This is unrelated to the benefit payment transition and the timing coincidental. THIS WILL NOT AFFECT DIRECT DEPOSITS, only the stubs that are mailed. A web portal will be launched early 2022. Retirees will be able to login and review their payment and deduction history. The portal is unfinished and NOT available for advance registration. More information will be provided as it becomes available.
PENSION OFFICE RELOCATION - we are moving! The Pension Office will be relocating with the target of November 1, 2021. The address of the new office 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 availabvle. It is revised every two years.
The Board welcomes:
Douglas Meade - City appointed Trustee February 2, 2021
Jeri Pryor - employee elected Trustee joined the Board on January 1, 2000
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:
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.