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Pension Information

The City of Fort Worth made changes, approved by an employee vote, to the pension system that will take effect in 2019.

Changes to take effect

Since the employee vote passed, the proposed contribution increases, the Risk Sharing mechanism, additional employee contributions on overtime and the additional DROP year will all take effect.

Contribution changes for General Employees will begin July 20, 2019.

Contribution changes for Firefighters and Police Officers will also begin July 20, 2019, and their contributions will be phased in over the next two years.

Based on the performance of the plan, the Risk Sharing mechanism will kick in during 2022. These additional contribution increases are anticipated to last for two years.

As a reminder, the changes to sick/major medical leave and the COLA will also be effective July 20, 2019.

Infographic depicting the breakdown of changes required to make the pension sustainable
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More details and information about each employees group’s specific circumstances as part of the employee education campaign that occured at the beginning of the year in January, in advance of the positive employee vote that occured in February.

General Employee information

Police information

Fire information

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