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File #: 180599-A    Version: Name:
Type: Bill Status: ENACTED
File created: 6/7/2018 In control: Committee on Labor and Civil Service
On agenda: Final action: 6/21/2018
Title: Amending Title 22 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "Public Employees Retirement Code," to provide for additional members of Plan 16, to change contribution rates and to specify the Stacked Hybrid Cap for certain employees, and to make technical amendments, all under certain terms and conditions.
Sponsors: Council President Clarke, Councilmember Parker
Indexes: RETIREMENT CODE
Code sections: Title 22 - PUBLIC EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT CODE
Attachments: 1. CertifiedCopy180599-A02.pdf
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultTallyAction DetailsVideo
6/21/20182 CITY COUNCIL READ AND PASSEDPass17:0 Action details Not available
6/21/20182 MAYOR SIGNED   Action details Not available
6/14/20181 CITY COUNCIL ORDERED PLACED ON THIS DAY`S FIRST READING CALENDAR   Action details Not available
6/14/20181 CITY COUNCIL SUSPEND THE RULES OF THE COUNCILPass  Action details Not available
6/14/20181 CITY COUNCIL READ   Action details Not available
6/14/20182 CITY COUNCIL AMENDED   Action details Not available
6/14/20182 CITY COUNCIL ORDERED PLACED ON FINAL PASSAGE CALENDAR FOR NEXT MEETING.   Action details Not available
6/13/20180 Committee on Labor and Civil Service HEARING NOTICES SENT   Action details Not available
6/13/20180 Committee on Labor and Civil Service HEARING HELD   Action details Not available
6/13/20180 Committee on Labor and Civil Service AMENDED   Action details Not available
6/13/20181 Committee on Labor and Civil Service REPORTED FAVORABLY, RULE SUSPENSION REQUESTED   Action details Not available
6/7/20180 CITY COUNCIL Introduced and ReferredPass  Action details Not available
Title
Amending Title 22 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "Public Employees Retirement Code," to provide for additional members of Plan 16, to change contribution rates and to specify the Stacked Hybrid Cap for certain employees, and to make technical amendments, all under certain terms and conditions.

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THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA HEREBY ORDAINS:


SECTION 1. Title 22 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "Public Employees Retirement Code," is hereby amended as follows:

TITLE 22. PUBLIC EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT CODE.

CHAPTER 22-100. GENERAL PROVISIONS.

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§22-104. Continuation of Divisions and Plans.

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(2) Plans. The several plans of benefits that form part of the City of Philadelphia Public Employees Retirement System are designated and assigned to the foregoing divisions thereof as follows:

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Plan 16 includes (i) certain employees represented by AFSCME District Council 33 hired or rehired on or after August 20, 2016; (ii) certain other municipal employees hired or rehired on or after the effective date of the ordinance adding this clause (ii); (iii) certain employees represented by AFSCME District Council 47 hired or rehired on or after the effective date of the ordinance adding this clause (iii); and [(ii)] (iv) certain electing employees; all as set forth in [Section 22-201(6)] §§ 22-201 and [Section] 22-206(2). Plan 16 is a plan within Municipal Division New.

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§22-105. Definitions.

In addition to the definitions set forth in § 1-103(1) of the Code, the following definitions apply to this Title unless the context plainly requires otherwise:

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(43) Stacked Hybrid Cap.

(1) Except as provided in paragraph (2), $50,000, annually on a calendar year basis.

(2) For members represented by AFSCME, District Council 47, members represented by AFSCME, District Council 33, and municipal employees not represented by a union: $65,000, annually on a calendar year basis.

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CHAPTER 22-200. MEMBERSHIP.

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§22-201. Membership Upon Employment.

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(2) Employees hired or rehired on or after January 8, 1987. All employees who are hired, rehired, or first elected on or after January 8, 1987, shall be members of Plan A, Plan B, Plan L, or Plan Y of the Retirement System, except to the extent that they are afforded other options pursuant to § 22-203 (Membership After Reemployment) or are Police or Fire employees covered by subsection (3) or (5), or are municipal employees covered by subsection (4), (5), [or] (6), (7), or (8), or are elected officials covered by subsection (5). Of these employees:

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(5) Employees hired or rehired or assuming elected office on or after January 1, 2010. All employees who

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(ii) are hired or rehired or first elected during the period set out below in subparagraphs (a) through (j) are members of Plan '10 immediately upon employment by the City or upon taking office, except to the extent that they are afforded other options pursuant to §22-203 (Membership After Reemployment) or unless, within thirty (30) days of employment, the employee (except an employee who either (.1) is represented by Lodge No. 5 of the F.O.P. and is an employee of the Register of Wills or (.2) is a guard represented by DC33) makes an irrevocable election to become a member of Plan A or B or Y or L, as applicable.

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(d) For employees represented by AFSCME, District Council 47: [On or After] From March 5, 2014 through December 31, 2018.

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(e) For municipal employees in the civil service not represented by a union: [On or after] From May 14, 2014 through December31, 2018.

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(h) For municipal employees not in the civil service and not represented by a union: [On or after] From November 14, 2014 through December 31, 2018.

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(6) Employees represented by AFSCME District Council 33 first hired or rehired on or after August 20, 2016. All employees represented by AFSCME District Council 33 hired or rehired on or after August 20, 2016 shall be members of Plan 16 of the Retirement System, except to the extent that they are afforded other options pursuant to § 22-203 (Membership After Reemployment).

(8) Municipal employees not represented by a union and employees represented by AFSCME District Council 47 first hired or rehired on or after January 1, 2019. Municipal employees not represented by a union and employees represented by AFSCME District Council 47 first hired or rehired on or after January 1, 2019, shall be members of Plan 16 of the Retirement System, except to the extent that they are afforded other options pursuant to § 22-203 (Membership After Reemployment).


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§ 22-206. Electing Members of the Retirement System.

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(2) [A member] Certain members of Plan '10 [represented by AFSCME District Council 33] may elect to participate in Plan 16 [within ninety (90) calendar days of the effective date of this subsection.] as provided in subparagraphs (a) and (b) and (c) below. A member who makes such an election shall automatically become a member of Plan 16 upon payment to the Retirement System of the difference between the contributions made before the election and the amount that would have been contributed if membership had been established in Plan 16 during previous credited service, in accordance with the provisions of § 22-803(1) (Purchase of Prior City Service, Cost of Purchase), except that the interest provided for in § 22-803(1) shall not be charged on the purchase. In such case, all of the member's credited service, including service credited before the election, shall be transferred to Plan 16. For purposes of a member's defined benefit, the member shall be treated as though membership had existed in Plan 16 for the member's entire credited service and the member's retirement rights and defined benefit shall be determined solely by Plan 16. A member's participation and benefits in the DC Plan shall be determined by the applicable provisions of Chapter 22-1400.

(a) Members of Plan '10 represented by AFSCME District Council 33: On or before March 9, 2017.

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(c) Municipal employees not represented by a union and employees represented by AFSCME District Council 47: From January 1, 2019, through March 31, 2019.

CHAPTER 22-300. RETIREMENT BENEFITS.

§22-301. Service Retirement Benefits.

(1) Eligibility.

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(.5) Municipal employee members of Plan 16 who are both not in the civil service and not represented by a union shall vest their retirement benefits upon attaining seven (7) years of credited service. During such vesting period, such employees shall each contribute, in addition to the employee contribution as determined in § 22-902, a proportionate contribution equal to one hundred percent (100%) of the member's share of the aggregate normal cost of the additional benefit, over the cost of 10-year vesting, afforded by such earlier vesting period.

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(3) Amount and calculation of benefits. Annual service retirement benefits may not exceed the member's average final compensation. Annual service retirement benefits are calculated as follows:

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(d) For a member of Plan Y or a municipal employee member of Plan 16, two and two-tenths percent (2.2%) of average final compensation multiplied by the amount of credited service (expressed in years and specified to the day) for the first ten (10) years of credited service, plus two percent (2%) of average final compensation multiplied by the amount of credited service (expressed in years and specified to the day) in excess of ten (10) years of credited service.

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CHAPTER 22-800. PURCHASE OF CREDITED SERVICE.

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§22-802. Purchase of Governmental Service.

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(2) Maximum purchase of service; limitation. * * * A member in Plan A, Plan B, Plan L, Plan Y, Plan '10, or Plan 16 must file [applications] an application to purchase governmental service with the Board within one (1) year following date of employment for new employees, or within one (1) year following January 13, 1999, for members of the Plan on that date. Provided, however, that members of Plan A, Plan B, Plan L, Y, Plan '10, or Plan 16 who file beyond the one-year deadline, may make such purchase by paying the additional interest provided in Section 22-807. Notwithstanding any other provision in this Title, for persons hired on or after July 1, 2010: service credits purchased pursuant to Section 22-802(1) by a member who is not in the civil service and not represented by a union shall not count toward the vesting requirements set forth in Section 22-301 [unless and until the member has attained a minimum of five years of credited service with the Retirement System other than through the application of Section 22-802(1)].

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CHAPTER 22-900. CONTRIBUTIONS.

§ 22-901. Contributions by the City of Philadelphia.

(1) Each year the City shall pay to the Board of Pensions and Retirement, for
the account of the fund described in § 22-1001 the City's share of the actuarial cost of financing the Retirement System as required by the Municipal Pension Plan Funding Standard and Recovery Act (1984, Dec. 18, P.L. 1006, No. 205, 53 P.S. §§ 895.101 et seq.) and as may otherwise be required by law, including, without limitation, provisions of USERRA (38 U.S.C. § 4318(b)(1) and (3)) with respect to any liability thereunder of the City, as employer, to the Retirement System. The City shall also contribute the net proceeds of an alternative funding mechanism as defined in 53 P.S. § 895.102 if any alternative funding mechanism is used by the City, for the purposes set forth in 53 P.S. §§ 895.101 et seq. Such contributions shall be made within the time period set forth in 53 P.S. § 895.404.

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(3) Related to the additional contributions set forth in §22-902(3) applicable to elected officials and municipal employees not represented by a union, the Director of Finance is expected to calculate the amount required by subsection (1) without regard to such additional contributions.

(4) Related to the implementation of the Memorandum of Agreement between the City of Philadelphia and AFSCME DC 47 dated on or about June 13, 2018, the Director of Finance is expected to calculate the amount required by subsection (1) without regard to the additional contributions set forth in §22-902(3).


§22-902. Member Contributions.

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(3) Additional contributions. For members represented by AFSCME, District Council [33,] 33; AFSCME, District Council 47; municipal employees not represented by a union; and elected officials; contributions shall be made at the rate set forth in the applicable provisions of subsection (2), above, plus an amount equal to the following, provided that, for members of Plan 16, the term "annual salary" in this subsection (3) shall mean the lesser of the member's annual salary as provided for in Section 22-105(4.1) or the Stacked Hybrid Cap:

(a) for employees earning an annual salary of more than $45,000 but not more than $55,000, excluding overtime: one-half percent (.5%) of compensation.

(b) for employees earning an annual salary of more than $55,000 but not more than $75,000, excluding overtime: one-and-a-half percent (1.5%) of compensation.
(c) for employees earning an annual salary of more than $75,000 but not more than $100,000, excluding overtime: [two-and-three-quarters] two percent (2%) [(2.75%)] of compensation.
(d) for employees earning an annual salary of more than $100,000, excluding overtime: [three] two-and-three-quarters percent [(3%)] (2.75%) of compensation.

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SECTION 2. This Ordinance shall be effective immediately, provided that:

(1) With respect to any officer or employee who is not represented by a union and who was elected or appointed to a term of office or hired before the date of adoption of this Ordinance, the amendments set forth in Section 1 of this Ordinance to the contribution rates set forth in Section 22-902(3) of The Philadelphia Code shall not be considered accepted and effective until:

(a) For officers or employees who do not serve a term of office, January 1, 2019, provided the Director of Finance has certified to the clerk of City Council, prior thereto, that such officer or employee has received an offsetting salary increase subsequent to the date of adoption of this ordinance and prior to December 1, 2018. In the event that the Director of Finance has not provided such certification prior to January 1, 2019, 30 days after the date certified by the Director of Finance that such officer or employee, subsequent to the date of adoption of this Ordinance, has received an offsetting salary increase.

(b) For officers or employees who serve a term of office: the later of (i) 30 days after the date certified by the Director of Finance that such officer or employee, subsequent to the date of adoption of this Ordinance, has received an offsetting salary increase; and (ii) the commencement of a new term of office, subsequent to the date of adoption of this Ordinance.

(2) With respect to employees represented by AFSCME District Council 33 and AFSCME District Council 47, the Ordinance shall be effective January 1, 2019, but only if the Director of Finance has certified to the clerk of City Council, prior thereto, that the Memorandum of Agreement between the City of Philadelphia and AFSCME District Council 47 dated on or about June 13, 2018 has been ratified by the membership of AFSCME District Council 47; otherwise, it shall not be effective with respect to employees represented by AFSCME District Council 33 and AFSCME District Council 47.


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Explanation:

[Brackets] indicate matter deleted.
Italics indicate new matter added.


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