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File #: 2021-1986    Version:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed Finally
File created: 10/4/2021 In control: Committee on Finance and Law
On agenda: 11/22/2021 Final action: 11/30/2021
Enactment date: 11/30/2021 Enactment #: 48
Effective date: 12/6/2021    
Title: Ordinance amending the City Code at Title One: Administrative, Article XI: Human Resources, Chapter 192: Pensions, Section 192.01: Definitions, Section 192.20: Municipal Benefit Plan No. 2, Section 192.21: Establishment of Municipal Benefit Plan No. 2, Section 192.22: Membership, Section 192.23: Contributions by Members, Section 192.24: Contributions by the City, Section 192.26: Pension Allowance, and Section 192.27: Death Benefits, and adding a Section 192.22A: Membership in Municipal Benefit Plan No. 3, in order to remove the Social Security Offset for certain non-union members and to fund the removal of the offset. (Public Hearing held 11/18/21)
Sponsors: Theresa Kail-Smith, R. Daniel Lavelle, Reverend Ricky V. Burgess, Bruce A. Kraus, Anthony Coghill
Indexes: PGH. CODE ORDINANCES TITLE 01 - ADMINISTRATIVE
Attachments: 1. 2021-1986 Summary, 2. 2021-1986 Actuary Analysis 1 Official - No SS Offset - Increased Member Contributions - 2021 Preliminary Results - Updated Barg Units
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsVideo
12/6/20213 Mayor Signed by the Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
11/30/20213 City Council AMENDED BY SUBSTITUTEPass Action details Meeting details Video Video
11/30/20213 City Council Passed Finally, As AmendedPass Action details Meeting details Video Video
11/22/20212 Standing Committee Affirmatively RecommendedPass Action details Meeting details Video Video
11/18/20211 Committee on Hearings Public Hearing Held  Action details Meeting details Video Video
11/17/20212 Standing Committee Held for Cablecast Public HearingPass Action details Meeting details Not available
11/17/20212 Standing Committee AMENDED BY SUBSTITUTEPass Action details Meeting details Not available
11/17/20212 Standing Committee MotionPass Action details Meeting details Not available
11/17/20212 Standing Committee Waived under the Rules of CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
10/13/20211 Standing Committee Held for Cablecast Public HearingPass Action details Meeting details Video Video
10/5/20211 City Council Read and referred  Action details Meeting details Video Video
Title
Ordinance amending the City Code at Title One: Administrative, Article XI: Human Resources, Chapter 192: Pensions, Section 192.01: Definitions, Section 192.20: Municipal Benefit Plan No. 2, Section 192.21: Establishment of Municipal Benefit Plan No. 2, Section 192.22: Membership, Section 192.23: Contributions by Members, Section 192.24: Contributions by the City, Section 192.26: Pension Allowance, and Section 192.27: Death Benefits, and adding a Section 192.22A: Membership in Municipal Benefit Plan No. 3, in order to remove the Social Security Offset for certain non-union members and to fund the removal of the offset.
(Public Hearing held 11/18/21)

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WHEREAS, pursuant to Section 192.26(4) of the City Code, pensions for employees who were hired after June 30, 2004, are reduced upon attainment of age sixty-five (65) by an amount equal to fifty (50) percent of the primary insurance paid or payable to such employee under the Federal Social Security Act (such reduction referred to as the "Social Security Offset"); and

WHEREAS, City Council has determined that due to improvement in the funding of the City's municipal pension system, and in the interest of retaining and attracting a talented workforce, it is in the best interest of the City to remove the Social Security Offset for certain City employees; and

WHEREAS, effective July 1, 2004, the contribution amount for employees hired after June 30, 2004, was set at five (5) percent of such employees' salary or wages, an increase from four (4) percent, but such increased contribution level has not yet been implemented; and

WHEREAS, to contribute to funding the removal of the Social Security Offset, City Council wishes to increase the contribution rate for those employees whose Social Security Offset will be removed to six (6) percent of such employees' salary and wages; and

WHEREAS, effective July 1, 2004, the contribution amount for employees hired before July 1, 2004, was incorrectly increased to five (...

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