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Local Retirement Section

Welcome to the website for the Local Retirement Section, a section of the Bureau of Local Retirement Systems. The Local Retirement Section reviews each of Florida’s local government defined benefit pension plans for actuarially sound funding. These reviews are conducted to ensure compliance with Part VII of Chapter 112, Florida Statutes. The Local Retirement Section also releases a report annually to the Legislature that details the activities, findings, and recommendations, concerning all local government retirement systems. The information provided on these pages will be of use to plan participants, board members, service providers, interested cities or concerned citizens.

The Actuarial Summary Fact Sheets page provides a fact sheet for each participating local government defined benefit pension plan summarizing the plan’s actuarial status, most current actuarial data, minimum funding requirements as a percentage of pay, and five-year history of funded ratios.

The Local Government Annual Reports page provides the 2016 Florida Local Government Retirement Systems Annual Report which was prepared to detail the activities, findings, and recommendations concerning all local government sponsored retirement systems. (Links to prior year reports are also available.)

The FRS Mortality Methodology page provides information about mortality tables and methodology used by the FRS based on the implementation of HB 1309 which was passed during the 2015 General Legislative Session. 

Financial Rating of Local Government Defined Benefit Pension Plans

Senate Bill 1128, passed during the 2011 Legislative Session (Chapter 2011-216, Laws of Florida), required that the Department of Management Services develop a plan for creating a standard rating system for use in classifying the financial strength of all local government pension plans and submit that plan to the Governor, Chief Financial Officer, President of the Senate and Speaker of the House of Representatives. The rating system would be developed to improve the transparency of evaluating the financial health of Florida’s local government defined benefit pension plans.

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The 2016 Florida Local Government Retirement Systems Annual Report has been published and is now available for download.

The 2016 Actuarial Summary Fact Sheets for each participating local government defined benefit pension plan are now available for download.