Retirements are always effective on the first day of the month.
Your Application for Retirement begins in your Division. Let your supervisor know 60 or more days before the date you want to retire. Your Division’s administrative staff will type your application on Department letterhead. After you and your Division Director sign the letter, your Division is responsible for delivering the application to the Retirement Plan Office, John Ferraro Building (JFB), Room 357, no less than 30 calendar days prior to your retirement date. Thirty days prior is mandatory per the City Charter; the Retirement Plan Office cannot accept a late application.
In addition to the Application for Retirement, you should complete the “Personal Data Sheet” for Retirees. Please deliver the “Personal Data Sheet” directly to the Retirement Plan Office. You should not submit this form to your Division.
Retirement Personal Data Sheet
Retirement Application Withdrawal
(800) 367-7164 or (213) 367-1692
Employees Retirement Plan Room 357 Department of Water & Power PO Box 51111 Los Angeles, CA 90099-5520