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Place 3 Election Results

Loraine Coleman has won the run-off election for Place 3

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Retirement Planning Seminar set for March 14

Learn about Medicare, Social Security, the DROP and your pension benefits.

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Do you have the five retirement pillars?

A solid retirement plan requires planning in these five areas so you’re covered on everything from taxes to health care expenses to what happens to your estate when you’re gone.

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1099-R forms mailed

The form reports how much you received in benefit payments this year and federal income tax withheld. Here's how to find your form and what to do if it has not arrived yet.

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Facts, Tax, and Max

Our winter newsletter features a Q&A with new Executive Director Linda Webb, an update on the 1099-R tax forms, and a family that took community service almost to the maximum.

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Easy as 1, 2, 3 ...

How to set realistic New Year's resolution goals--and why it may not be so bad even if you don't keep them.

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Retiree Holiday Reception is Dec. 14

Join us for games, snacks, fellowship, and some key tips on avoiding scammers and hackers.

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It's in your best interest

New research suggests that many people who have a workplace pension do not know enough about their plan or retirement pension.

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In it for the long haul?

Staying in a pension plan for the long-term has potential benefits that some workers may overlook.

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Letter regarding data breach

Did you recently receive a letter from PBI about a possible data breach? Here's what to know.

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"Ask An Attorney"

Our upcoming seminars will help you understand the basics of wills, trusts, and probate.

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A very impressive collection

The new edition has great stories about a retired firefighter, recent board nominations, benefits Q&A, and why it is not a good idea to "fight the Fed."

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We're Playing Your Songs

Enjoy a little friendly competition and a whole lot of fun as we play "Name That Tune," Aug. 17!

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You can take that to the bank

July 14 seminar will discuss retirement planning and the City TIAA plan. Register now!

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Something you can bank on

July 14 seminar will discuss retirement planning, TIAA investment accounts. Register now!

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New executive director named

Linda Webb has been named executive director of the Fund, her first day will be August 22.

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Retirement Planning Seminar set for May 17

Learn about Medicare, calculating your pension, Social Security, deferring retirement and much more. Seating is limited so register now!

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Why You Should Chat Up That Stranger

We may dislike small talk, but it can be good for our emotional health, our friendships, and maybe even our finances.

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Retirement Seminar Set for March 30

Learn about Social Security, Medicare, and preparing for retirement. Register now!

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New Portal launched

Learn about the benefits of the new portal and get a copy of our easy-to-follow instructions to help get you started.

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Holiday Reception is 1 pm December 1

Retirees are welcome to come to our "house" to enjoy warm cider, snacks, games and more. RSVP requested.

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Free Retirement Planning Seminar Set for Nov. 1

Learn about Medicare and Medicaid, Social Security, retiree benefits, our deferred retirement program, and more.

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Andrea Wright wins Place 4 Election

She was first elected in 2018 and re-elected in 2020.

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We Can Work It Out

Our upcoming seminars will discuss estate planning and how to calculate your pension benefits. Register now!

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Place 4 Election Closed

Voting for the Place 4 seat is has closed.

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Something to Smile About

Learn why it’s important for you to stay socially active in retirement--and find lots of great local resources to help.

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All Fixed Up

The summer edition of our newsletter is a real classic that is fresh out of the shop and ready to go--take it for a spin today!

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Be A Name Dropper

Nominations for the 2022 Board of Trustees elections open May 9; learn who is eligible to run and how to make a nomination.

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Read All About It

Featuring the Executive Director's column and articles on our upcoming events, the complex investment outlook, and an award-winning firefighter.

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That's How We Roll

You can be "chairman of the boards" at our May 19 Game Day event!

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It's In Your Hands

The winter edition of our newsletter is here. Get the latest news and learn how "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" makes for a great movie--but a bad investment strategy.

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Read the Winter Newsletter

The Retirement News is now a digital publication. Read it online or download and print your own copy.

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Next monthly deadline is coming

If you plan to retire or join DROP in AUGUST, the deadline is JULY 11. Make an appointment with a member services specialist today!

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Run-Off Election for Place 3 Closed January 21, 2022 at 4 p.m.

The run-off election for Place 3 on the Board of Trustees closed January 21, 2022, at 4 p.m

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Nominations closed for Places 1, 3, 5, and 7

Places 1, 3, 5, and 7 closed June 11 at 4 pm.

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2020 Actuarial Valuation available online

The Fund continues on track to meet its goals. Read more for important facts about this year's valuation and the link to the report.

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How to get a retiree calendar

Get your copy of the 2021 retiree calendar from the Fund.

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Holiday events cancelled

To keep our staff and members safe, the Fund has cancelled holiday events for this year.

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Deadline to Retire/Join DROP in Jan. is Dec. 4

If you plan to retire or join DROP before the end of the year, make an appointment with a Member Services Specialist -- call today!

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Derrick Dagnan named new CIO

Derrick C. Dagnan has been selected as the Fund's Chief Investment Officer, effective October 1.

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2019 Valuation: Funding period is 43 years

No Ad Hoc COLA is scheduled to be paid for 2021.

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Fund Celebrating 75 years!

Take a look at our 75th Anniversary video.

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Health Precautions

For the safety of our members and staff, the Fund is taking precautions in response to guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and state and local authorities to slow the spread of COVID-19.

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1099-R Tax Forms Have Been Mailed

If you have not received your form, please call the Retirement Fund at 817-632-8900

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Book Your Retirement Appointment Online!

Scroll down and click "Schedule an appointment" under the "Contact Info" heading.

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Holiday Reception Set for December 12

Celebrate the season with the Retirement Fund, Thursday, December 12, 2 to 4 p.m.

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Pre-Retirement Seminar Set for Nov 7, 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

If you are five years from retirement, sign up today to attend the next Pre-Retirement Seminar . Click here for more information.

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Retirees, join us for popcorn and a movie!

Come see "Poms" on Tuesday, October 15, 2 p.m. at the Retirement Fund.

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Retirees, Join us for popcorn and a movie!

Come see "Poms" on Tuesday, October 15, 2 p.m. at the Retirement Fund.

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Benita Falls Harper Named Executive Director of Fort Worth Employees' Retirement Fund

Benita Falls Harper Named Executive Director of Fort Worth Employees' Retirement Fund

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Interested in the Retirement Fund Board of Trustees Nominations and Elections Process?

May and June are nominations time for the Retirement Fund Board. If you want to nominate someone or run for Place 1, 3, 5 or 7, click here for details and nomination packets

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Third Thursday Walk-In Day at the Retirement Fund

No appointment is required to see a Retirement Fund staff member on the Third Thursday of the month

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Retirement Fund Board Announces Change in Executive Structure

On Dec. 10, Trustees announced the departure of Executive Director/CIO Joelle Mevi

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Join Us for Retiree Game Day Thursday, Oct. 11, 1 to 4 p.m.

Come to the Retirement Fund, bring your friends and games and have some fun!

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Have Some Fun with Your Retirement Calculator!

Learn how to use our custom retirement calculator to help plan your future

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Place 4 Run-Off Election for Fund Board ends Sept. 20

Eligible voters in Place 4 have until Sept. 20 to vote; mail ballots should be mailed by Sept. 14

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Retiree Checks Payable Tuesday, Sept. 4

Retirement checks are payable on the first banking day of the month

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Places 4 and 6 Retirement Fund Board Ended Aug. 15

Results to be Announced at Aug 22 Retirement Fund Board Meeting

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Retirement Road to Success Class Set for Thursday, July 12

Whether you're 5 or 15 years from retirement, this class is for  you!

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Retirement Road to Success Class Set for Wednesday, May 16

Class will be held at the Retirement Fund, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

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Annual Benefit Statements as of Dec. 31, 2017

Check your statement to be sure beneficiaries are listed correctly

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City-Approved Changes to the Retirement Ordinance

The Mayor and City Council modify some interest rates

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Have you received your 1099-R Tax Form?

If you have not received your tax form, call the Retirement Fund at 817-632-8900

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Public Comments Now Welcome at Fund Board Meetings

Individuals and groups must sign up to speak in advance

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Member Video Tells How Members View Their Retirement Plan

We asked our members how they are using or plan to use their pensions for the betterment of their lives, their families and their communities.

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Results of the 2016 Retirement Fund Customer Satisfaction Survey

The Retirement Fund sent out a survey last fall to determine members' overall satisfaction with the Fund and our communications vehicles. Check out the results here!

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Pre-Retirement Seminar

If you are five years or less away from retirement, register for the Pre-Retirement Seminars.

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We are on YouTube!

We now have a YouTube channel where we will feature short informational and educational videos on your retirement plan benefits.

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Attend Pre-Retirement Seminar on Facebook!

Now you can watch our Pre-Retirement Seminar on Facebook. Find us at www.facebook.com/fwerf07

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City's Report on Pension Funding Restoration Plan

City prepares report to the State of Texas on pension funding restoration plan. Read the report.

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January 2022 Retiree Checks & Cost of Living Adjustment

January Retiree Checks are payable on January 3rd and will include any applicable COLA increases.

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Way Better Than A Fortune Cookie

Our June 3 seminar will help you "see" into your future, with important information about personal investing.

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Fund announces changes to DROP payment options

The payment selection process has been streamlined. Current retirees with DROP balances must choose a payment option by December 22.

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Find A Financial Planner Faster

You'll have the chance to briefly meet with several financial planners at our "speed-networking" event.

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New Board Leaders Announced

Doug Wilson was elected to serve as Chair and Andrea Wright was elected to serve as Vice-Chair.

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Eleza Bennett Appointed Interim Executive Director

She replaces Benita Falls Harper, who departed after three years to accept a position with a consulting firm.

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Announcing our recent retirees

Some of the workers who retired in the third quarter of 2022.

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Worth noting

Get the latest news on the increases in pension contributions, COLA letters, and 1099-R tax forms

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