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Employee's Retirement System

209 Saint Ferdinand St.
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
(225) 389-3272 Office
(225) 389-5548 Fax
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. M-F

Jeffrey R. Yates
Retirement Administrator
retirement@brgov.com

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Agenda This document is in PDF format.  Download the free viewer from www.adobe.com
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Meeting Minutes
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Actuarial Reports
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Board of Trustees
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Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports
 2013 CAFR This document is in PDF format.  Download the free viewer from www.adobe.com
 2012 CAFR This document is in PDF format.  Download the free viewer from www.adobe.com
 2011 CAFR This document is in PDF format.  Download the free viewer from www.adobe.com
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CPERS Publications
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Employees' Retirement Handbook This document is in PDF format.  Download the free viewer from www.adobe.com
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FAQ's
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Retirement System Investments
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Staff
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Check Your D.R.O.P. Account Online External web link not maintained by City of Baton Rouge
(D.R.O.P. Participants Only)
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The mission of the Board of Trustees of the Employees’ Retirement System is to administer the system in a prudent and fiscally responsible manner, pay benefits authorized by Council ordinance, and serve in the best interests of the System’s members, both active and retired.


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The Employees’ Retirement System of the City of Baton Rouge and Parish of East Baton Rouge (CPERS) was created in 1953. CPERS is a governmental defined benefit plan qualified under Section 401(a) of the Internal Revenue Code as a public trust fund to provide benefit payment for its eligible members, beneficiaries and survivors. The plan is funded by member and employer contributions and earnings from investments.

The plan comprises two trust funds: the original trust fund from which are paid most retirement benefits, and the Police Guarantee Trust, which was established in February 2000 to provide for a funded pension trust from which are paid certain retirement benefits to eligible members as contractually provided for in the Agreement and Guarantee of Retirement Rights and Benefits.

CPERS is governed by a seven (7) member Board of Trustees, two (2) members are elected by members other than police or fire, one (1) police member is elected by police service members, one (1) fire member is elected by fire service members, one (1) person is appointed by the Mayor-President, and two (2) persons are appointed by the Metropolitan Council to serve four year terms.

Membership is mandatory for all employees whose employing agencies are CPERS participants. For further details go to the Code of Ordinances Section 1:251 under Member and Employer.


Website Disclaimer

Every effort has been made to ensure that the information on this website is accurate. If information should conflict with local, state or federal law, then the law must take precedence. Municipal law governing CPERS can be found in the Code of Ordinances for the City of Baton Rouge and Parish of East Baton Rouge, Title 1 – Municipal and Parish Organization, Chapter 3 - Personnel, Part IV-Employees’ Retirement System.

It is the responsibility of each individual to use the data appropriately, for general informational purposes, and not as an exclusive basis for decision-making. CPERS makes no warranty, express or implied, for its accuracy, completeness, currency, or its use for any general or particular purpose, nor assumes any responsibility in the use of this service or its contents.