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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 is examining options to keep the pension more sustainable over the long term.

Infographic depicting the breakdown of changes required to make the pension sustainable
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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

Updates and more information

Pension updates in The Roundup (Newest first)

Pension presentations to City Council (Newest first)


City of Fort Worth Benefits Office

Pension Meetings

Coming soon!