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City of Phoenix Employees' Retirement System


 

 

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COPERS Overview​

Retirement Program Administrator Scott Miller gives an overview of COPERS to the Phoenix City Council's Sustainability, Housing, Efficiency and Neighborhoods Subcommittee on Feb. 20, 2017.

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 

fax: 602-495-2008




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 full information. 

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


PEP Increase Notice

At their meeting on Feb. 1, 2018, the COPERS Board approved a PEP (Pension Equalization Program) increase to eligible retirees of 0.34%.  The PEP increase will be paid retroactively to Jan. 1, 2018 on the April 1, 2018 benefit check.

To be eligible for PEP you must have received 36 payments by Jan. 1, 2018.  (Must have received first benefit check on Jan. 1, 2015.)

Questions regarding the payment schedule and other retirement benefit questions can be directed to the COPERS office at (602) 534-4400.