The Employes’ Retirement System (ERS) of the City of Milwaukee manages the System’s $5 billion pension fund. The ERS was created by an act of the Wisconsin Legislature in 1937 to provide retirement-related benefits for members and their beneficiaries.
Interested in the business conducted by the ERS Pension board? Virtual meetings are open to the public, click here for the details of the next meeting.
The Milwaukee Retired Police Association (MRPA) began in 1975 and is open to all MPD personnel who have retired or who have reached 25 years of service . This includes not only officers but members of MPD’s civilian staff as well as spouses of deceased MPD members.
The Milwaukee Retired Fire & Police Associationhas been in existence since 1933 supporting Firefighters, Police Officers, their families, spouses and survivors through fellowship, advocacy and outreach. We meet four times a year in person, send out six newsletters and keep in touch with emails and Facebook. Our main focus is on protecting and safeguarding the pensions and healthcare of all our members. If you are a retired firefighter, police officer or survivor you are welcomed and encouraged to join our group.
Links to Council files and meeting video that discuss the City Pensions:
Apr. 28, 2021 Finance & Personnel Committee. File 201241 and Video Communication from the Employes’ Retirement System and the Department of Administration — Budget and Management Division relating to the status of the City of Milwaukee’s pension plan
Jan. 13, 2021 Finance & Personnel Committee Video. File 201241. Item #49 Communication from the Employes’ Retirement System and the Department of Administration — Budget and Management Division relating to the status of the City of Milwaukee’s pension plan.
Dec. 15, 2020 Judiciary & Legislation Committee Video. File 200668. Item #98 The full Milwaukee Common Council voted 15-0 to direct the City’s lobbyist to seek legislation in Madison to allow the City to pay less than the actuarially determined amount necessary to fund our system