The Georgia Firefighters' Pension Fund was established as a voluntary pension system in 1955 by the Georgia General Assembly, to supplement primary pension benefits provided by entities establishing fire departments.
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NOTICE TO MEMBERS!
Part-time Buyback (Senate Bill 235)
Effective July 1, 2014, Fund members who were working as a firefighter in a permanent paid part-time position, may be eligible to purchase creditable service rendered between July 1, 2006 and June 30, 2014.The Fund will require each member to provide payroll documentation that they worked at least 1,040 hours, but less than 2080 hours, for each full calendar year of service they wish to purchase. (520 hours between July 1, 2006, and December 31, 2006, and 520 hours between January 1, 2014 and June 30, 2014). Additionally, each member will need to submit a Part-Time Creditable Service Affidavit for each calendar period in which prior service is being purchased. The affidavit must be signed by their Chief, confirming that they have met all requirements. The Part-time Affidavit can be obtained by clicking here. This request must be received in our office no later than September 30, 2014.
C. Morgan Wurst Named Executive Director
C. Morgan Wurst was named the new Executor Director at the April 2014 Board Meeting. Wurst will start his new position May 1. Wurst was named Interim Deputy Director after current Executive Director Jim Meynard announced his retirement plans in December. Meynard's last day is April 30. Wurst first joined the fund in 2009 as Assistant Treasurer.
Part-time Firefighter; Membership and Buyback Information
Governor Deal signs Senate Bill 235, resolving the “part-time” issue for pension credit, see Notices below
New Executive Director Announced
C. Morgan Wurst named as new Executive Director. See notices below.
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