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Pension Information

The City of Fort Worth is currently exploring changes to its current pension system. According to City Manager David Cooke, “If the plan continues in its current form, and based on the plan’s current assumptions for the future, the plan will run out of money in 2050. If we use more conservative – and some would say more accurate – assumptions about the future, the fund will run out of money before 2050.”

As a result, the city’s Pension Review Committee examined many options to keep the pension more sustainable over the long term. The final proposed solution was approved by city council on Tuesday, Dec. 11.

Next, the proposed plan will move to an employee vote in February. (The date of the vote has been pushed back a month to allow for a robust employee communication and education campaign, which will take place throughout January.)

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More details and information about employees’ specific circumstances will be available as part of the employee education campaign during January, before the employee vote in February.

General Employee information

Police information

Fire information

Pension employee vote: Feb. 4-22

Employees should receive a mailed envelope containing their pension ballot at their home address during the first week of February. That ballot will contain employees’ election code and voting PIN in the top right corner.

The envelope will have the Fort Worth Employees’ Retirement Fund logo in the return address area, and will look like this:

Pension envelope

City employees can vote by mailing in their ballot, by phone at 877-724-0537, or vote online from Feb. 4-22. Employees will require their election code and voting PIN to vote.

Phone and online voting end at 11:59 p.m. CST on Feb. 22. All paper (mail-in) ballots must be received by 5 p.m. Feb. 22.

Also as stated on the ballot, only the first vote processed will count.

Pension schedule

The complete schedule is outlined as follows:

  • June 12, 2018: Notification of potential pension changes to the Fort Worth Employees Retirement Fund
  • August 7, 2018: City Manager’s initial recommendation to the City Council
  • September 18, 2018: Ordinance with potential pension changes originally scheduled for Sept. 18 was postponed.
  • Nov. 13, 2018: City Council tables pension vote until Dec. 11.
  • Dec. 11, 2018: City Council approves proposed pension plan.
  • Jan. 7-Feb. 1, 2019: Employee and retiree meetings, and education campaign
  • Feb.4-22, 2019: Employees vote on contribution changes
  • Feb. 27, 2019: ERF Board certifies election results

Updates and more information

Pension updates in The Roundup (Newest first)

Pension presentations to City Council (Newest first)

Contact

Email: pension@fortworthtexas.gov
Phone: 817-392-7737

More information

Pension Education Meeting - Employee Presentation (Video)

Pension Education Meeting PowerPoint Presentation
Updated Jan. 31

Pension Meetings

General Employee Pension Presentation

Time: noon Jan. 7, 2019
Location: City Hall - Council Chambers, 200 Texas St

General Employee Pension Presentation

Time: 3 p.m. Jan. 7, 2019
Location: City Hall - Council Chambers, 200 Texas St

General Employee Pension Presentation

Time: 10 a.m. Jan. 8, 2019
Location: City Hall - Council Chambers, 200 Texas St

Police and Fire Pension Presentation

Time: noon Jan. 8, 2019
Location: Bob Bolen Public Safety Complex, 505 W Felix St

Police and Fire Pension Presentation

Time: 7 p.m. Jan. 9, 2019
Location: Bob Bolen Public Safety Complex, 505 W Felix St

General Employee Pension Presentation

Time: 11 a.m. Jan. 10, 2019
Location: City Hall - Council Chambers, 200 Texas St

Police and Fire Pension Presentation

Time: 3 p.m. Jan. 10, 2019
Location: Bob Bolen Public Safety Complex, 505 W Felix St

Public Events Pension Presentation

Time: 7:30 a.m. Jan. 11, 2019
Location: Cactus Room in the Amon G. Carter Jr. Exhibits Hall at Will Rogers Memorial Center, 3401 W Lancaster Ave

Public Events Pension Presentation

Time: noon Jan. 14, 2019
Location: Fort Worth Convention Center, 1201 Houston St

Park & Recreation Pension Presentation

Time: 2 p.m. Jan. 14, 2019
Location: Botanic Garden Lecture Hall, 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd

Canceled. Library Pension Presentation

Time: 9:30 a.m. Jan. 15, 2019
Location: East Regional Library, 6301 Bridge St

TPW Pension Presentation

Time: 3:30 p.m. Jan. 15, 2019
Location: Southside Service Center, 4100 Columbus Trail

TPW Pension Presentation

Time: 7:45 a.m. Jan. 16, 2019
Location: Camp Bowie, 8851 Camp Bowie West

Library Pension Presentation

Time: 8 a.m. Jan. 16, 2019
Location: Central Library Tandy Lecture Hall, 500 W Third St

Library Pension Presentation

Time: 10 a.m. Jan. 16, 2019
Location: Summerglen Branch, 4205 Basswood Blvd

Library Pension Presentation

Time: 2 p.m. Jan. 16, 2019
Location: Southwest Regional Branch, 4001 Library Lane

Library Pension Presentation

Time: 4 p.m. Jan. 16, 2019
Location: East Regional Branch, 6301 Bridge St

Water Pension Presentation

Time: 7:30 a.m. Jan. 17, 2019
Location: Rolling Hills Water Treatment Plant, 2500 SE Loop 820

TPW Pension Presentation

Time: 2 p.m. Jan. 17, 2019
Location: James Avenue Service Center - Large Break Room, 5001 James Ave

TPW Street & Stormwater Pension Presentation

Time: 4 p.m. Jan. 17, 2019
Location: TPW, 309 Hillshire Drive

Code Compliance Pension Presentation

Time: 11 a.m. Jan. 22, 2019
Location: Animal Care & Control, 4900 Martin St

Police Communications Pension Presentation

Time: 3 p.m. Jan. 22, 2019
Location: Police Communications, 3000 W Bolt

Code Compliance Pension Presentation

Time: 7 a.m. Jan. 23, 2019
Location: Southside Service Center, 4100 Columbus Trail

Water Pension Presentation

Time: 9 a.m. Jan. 23, 2019
Location: Village Creek, 4500 Wilma Ave

Code Compliance Pension Presentation

Time: 8 a.m. Jan. 24, 2019
Location: Hazel Harvey Peace Center for Neighborhoods, 818 Missouri Ave

Aviation Pension Presentation

Time: 3 p.m. Jan. 24, 2019
Location: Meacham Administration Office Building, 201 American Concourse

All-Employee Spanish-Speaking Pension Presentation

Time: 8 a.m. Jan. 25, 2019
Location: TPW & Water, 5001 James Ave, Large Break Room

Water Pension Presentation

Time: 3:30 p.m. Jan. 25, 2019
Location: Water Field Ops

Equipment Services Pension Presentation

Time: 1:30 p.m. Jan. 28, 2019
Location: James Avenue Fleet Division, 5021 James Ave

Police 6th Division Pension Presentation

Time: 1:30 p.m. Jan. 29, 2019
Location: 6th Division, 8755 N Riverside Drive

Facilities Pension Presentation

Time: 3:30 p.m. Jan. 29, 2019
Location: Facilities - TPW Training Room, 5001 James Ave

Water Pension Presentation

Time: 8 a.m. Jan. 30, 2019
Location: North Holly Water Treatment Plant, 920 Fournier St

IT Pension Presentation

Time: 10:30 a.m. Jan. 30, 2019
Location: Zipper Building, 275 W 13th St

Water Pension Presentation

Time: 7:30 a.m. Jan. 31, 2019
Location: Water Field Ops

All-Employee Spanish-Speaking Pension Presentation

Time: 2 p.m. Jan. 31, 2019
Location: Hazel Harvey Peace Center for Neighborhoods, 818 Missouri Ave

Water Pension Presentation

Time: 9 a.m. Feb. 1, 2019
Location: Westside Water Treatment Plant, 12200 Old Weatherford Road

Code Compliance Pension Presentation

Time: 1 p.m. Feb. 1, 2019
Location: Hazel Harvey Peace Center for Neighborhoods, 818 Missouri Ave

Online Pension Presentation

Time: noon Feb. 4, 2019
Location:

Join from computer, tablet or smartphonevia this link.

Dial in from phone: +1 (669) 224-3412

Access code: 198-794-565

Final Pension Presentation

Time: noon Feb. 5, 2019
Location: City Hall - Council Chambers, 200 Texas St

History

View a history of previous proposals and communications about earlier drafts of the pension solution.