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General Employee's Retirement Committee (GERP -- AKA Retirement Committee)

Harold Hall
(970) 221-6784
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Duties

The General Employee's Retirement Committee's charges are:

  1. To manage/administer the Retirement Plan for members and retirees,
  2. To manage accumulated Retirement Fund money,
  3. To determine the eligibility/credited service of members under Plan rules,
  4. To interpret the Plan's provisions and
  5. To coordinate with other City boards and commissions regarding energy issues;
  6. To authorize payment of retirement benefits and bills for expenses of the Plan and Committee.

The committee sets the policies and procedures for these responsibilities and directs staff personnel and actuarial consulting firm to carry out the functions.

The Committee also:

  1. Seeks information and advice to benefit the Plan and members,
  2. Recommends Plan changes to City Council for approval,
  3. Recommends to City Council enhancements to the Plan's provisions and benefits,
  4. Educates Committee's and Plan's members,
  5. Keeps abreast of legislation that could affect the Plan,
  6. Keeps the members informed of their current/projected benefits,
  7. Encourages Plan members to accumulate other sources of retirement income and
  8. Provides minutes of each meeting and files documents as required.

Recommended Qualifications

Sound judgment and the ability to understand and evaluate the General Employees Retirement Plan and factors which impact the Plan.

The Committee is composed of a finance staff member and at least 3 employees of the City who are covered by the General Employees Retirement Plan. A member who is not an employee must be a taxpaying elector of the City. The fifth appointee shall be a retired member of the plan who is receiving a monthly retirement benefit from the plan.

Meeting Schedule

2nd Thursday of each month at 1:15 p.m. -- PLEASE NOTE THE JUNE 9 MEETING IS CANCELED. | View meeting schedule

Meeting Location

2nd Floor Meeting Room 2A, 215 N. Mason

Time Commitment

2-4 hours/month

Current Members

December 31, 2016 - Angelina Sanchez-Sprague and John Voss
December 31, 2017 - David Cox
December 31, 2018 - Bill Switzer
December 31, 2019 - John Lindsay and Del Bernhardt

Council Liaison

To be determined