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City of Phoenix Employees' Retirement System

 

 

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About COPERS

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



Employees invited to apply for COPERS Board

Eligible employees are invited to apply for three employee positions on the City of Phoenix Employees' Retirement System (COPERS) Board. The positions with terms of January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2020, will be filled in a December 8, 2017 election.

Chapter 24, Section 4 of the City Charter establishes a nine-member COPERS Board to administer, manage, and operate the COPERS Plan which provides retirement, survivor and disability benefits to general employees. Three of the members are elected from and by active general employees to serve three-year terms. The terms of the three current elected members expire on Dec. 31, 2017.

Eligible candidates for the office of employee board member must have at least 10 calendar years of credited service. The usual rounding procedures, sick leave credit conversion and purchases or transfers of service from other plans, do not apply for purposes of meeting the 10 calendar year requirement.

Any active member wishing to be a candidate for the board election must complete an application available in the Retirement Office. If you're interested in receiving an application or in learning more about the COPERS Board's responsibilities and procedures, contact Scott Steventon at 602-534-4421.  Applications must be received by 5 p.m. on September 1, 2017 in the Retirement Office, 200 W. Washington St., 10th Floor, Phoenix, AZ 85003.


Reminder Regarding Retirement Dates

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 full information. 

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

COPERS Retirement Guide
Please click here​ to review the COPERS Retirement Guide.  The guide contains important information regarding the COPERS plan, including benefit information for all three Tiers.

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