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  • House Bill 3158 and a possible Committee substitute bill are scheduled to be heard at the House Pensions Committee meeting on 4/3, at 2pm or upon adjournment. The meeting will be aired live online at http://www.house.state.tx.us/video-audio/.
  • A Special Board meeting has been called for Friday, 3/31, with the purpose of briefing the Board on the Committee substitute for HB 3158. We have not yet received the Committee substitute, but the meeting is scheduled in anticipation of receiving it prior to a potential hearing date of 4/3. If the bill is not received prior to Friday, the meeting will be canceled.
  • On 3/14, DPFP’s Executive Director released the following statement regarding the pending legislation impacting the DPFP Plan – see HERE.
  • In the 3/9/17 Board meeting, the Board adopted a Resolution certifying a reserve amount resulting in no excess liquidity available for pro-rata DROP distributions for the month of March. See HERE for the presentation which was made to the Board by staff. The $3K Minimum Annual Distributions will be paid as installments with the 3/31 benefit payments.
  • On 3/7/17, Chairman Flynn filed a bill with proposed amendments to our Plan. The bill as filed can be seen HERE. See HERE for a statement from DPFP regarding the filing of the bill.
  • On 3/2, DPFP received notice of a lawsuit filed by a retired member against the eight service Trustees of the Board, intervening in the Rawlings suit. The filing can be found HERE and will be discussed in our 3/9 Board meeting.
  • As a reminder, the 2017 Trustee election is scheduled to begin March 24.
  • The 2017 Trustee Election Schedule can be found HERE.
    Dallas First Responders sacrifice their lives and safety to serve others. They receive no Social Security. They depend on a stable pension for a secure retirement. Active and retired police and firefighters deserve the benefits they earned and were promised.

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    Help ensure that the City of Dallas remains a desirable place to live, work and play by supporting the first responders who keep us safe.

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Trustee Election

The 2017 Trustee election has begun as of 3/24 at 8am and will end 4/7 at 12pm. Only the Pensioner Fire and Police positions are up for election, therefore only retirees will be voting. Ballots were mailed to retirees on 3/22 by Election America who is administering the election for DPFP. Materials were sent via US mail for those not on eCorrespondence and via email for those on eCorrespondence. Voting may be done online or over the phone. If you have not received your ballot by Monday, 3/27, please contact us.

Trustee Election Candidates

The 2017 Trustee election will be held March 24 – April 7. Both the Fire and Police pensioner positions are up for election. On 3/9, the Board of Trustees certified the following candidates for these positions:

Fire Pensioner -
Jerry T. Minter
Larry D. Williams

Police Pensioner –
Thomas D. Bowers
Kenneth Sprecher (incumbent)
Joseph Thompson

Elections for the Police P-1 and Fire F-1 positions will not be held as the incumbents in each of those positions, Ken Haben and Sam Friar, respectively, are running unopposed. Voting instructions will be sent to all retirees prior to March 24. If you do not receive voting instructions by this date, contact DPFP at 214-638-3863.

February Medicare Deductions

For retirees who have Medicare deducted from their pension benefit payment, there was a miscommunication between the City and DPFP regarding City payroll changes in February which caused excess Medicare deductions to be processed on 2/28/17. In order to refund impacted Members, the 3/31/17 benefit payment will not include a Medicare deduction. If you have any questions, please contact the City Benefits Services Center at 1-855-656-9114.

Federal Income Tax Withholding – Annual Reminder

For 2017, the amount of federal tax being withheld from your monthly benefit payments (if any) may change because the withholding tables have changed. If your payments are less than $1,720 a month, we will not withhold income tax from those payments unless you specifically request withholding, or have already done so. Until you file a new election with us, your prior choice as to whether to have withholding, and on what basis will remain in effect. You may change your election using a Form W-4P and sending to the DPFP office. There is no need to complete the form unless you wish to change the election you have already made. If you make a change, it will be put into effect for the next month end payment, provided we receive the form by the 15th of the month.

2017 RMDs Paid 1/27/17

The Required Minimum Distributions for 2017 were paid on January 27. Federal income taxes have been withheld at a rate of 10% in accordance with IRS regulations. Please watch for your direct deposit advice and letter related to this distribution in the mail if you are subject to an RMD.

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The Dallas Police and Fire Pension System provides comprehensive retirement, death, and disability benefits for approximately 9,300 Police Officers, Fire Fighters, Pensioners, and their beneficiaries from the City of Dallas.

The Pension System office is located at 4100 Harry Hines, Suite 100, Dallas, Texas 75219. Our office hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. If you would like to speak to a benefits counselor, appointments are available Mon-Thurs. Please arrange for an appointment at the numbers listed below.

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