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City of Phoenix Employees' Retirement System​

Important Reminders and Announcements

Retirement Timing​​

Effective January 1, 2016 employees wishing to retire are required to file their Application for Retirement with COPERS 14 or 30 calendar days prior to the date of retirement.  

  • ​Rule of 80 or 87 - 14 calendar days

  • Age 60 w/10 years - 30 calendar days

  • Age 62 w/5 years - 30 calendar days

Please see Administrative Regulation 2.441(A) for complete information. 

If you have any questions, please contact Retirement at (602) 534-4400.​

COPERS' Retiree Benefit Payments

COPERS' retiree benefit payments for December 2023 will be processed on January 1, 2024.  Transaction processing schedules ar​e determined by each financial institution and will vary.  For direct deposit transactions, please check with your financial institution for their processing schedule for transactions received on a non-business day. ​



The City of Phoenix Employees' Retirement System (COPERS) is dedicated to administering a retirement plan for past, current, and future City of Phoenix employees that prudently invests plan assets and delivers comprehensive support to meet the needs of COPERS' members and their beneficiaries.  

Contact COPERS

Phoenix City Hall, 10th Floor 

Phoenix, AZ 85003

Phone: 602-534-4400 

Fax: 602-495-2008

For ADA/Accessibility concerns or questions, please contact the City of Phoenix ADA/504 Coordinator​ for more assistance.  

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