Welcome Retirees!


We hope you find this site useful with quick access to vital information for managing your retirement lifestyle. In the future you will find important announcements and updates affecting City of Phoenix Retirees here on this page. If there is something you would like to see, or comments you would like to make, feel free to contact a board member by email or telephone.





  • Pension Equalization Program (PEP) Increase for 2021 – On February 4, 2021, the COPERS Board of Trustees reviewed the requirements, an analysis by COPERS’ actuary and staff, and voted to grant a PEP increase of 1.23%.  It was received on April 1, 2021.  The April 1, 2021 pension payment also included PEP retroactive payments back to January 2021.
  • Nationwide Retirement Systems hosts another Retiree Webinar for City Retirees – On Wednesday, May 12th, 2021, The webinar will be conducted from 11:30 – 12:30.  To register for the webinar, contact Christina Lessard at Lessac1@Nationwide.com or by phone at 480-332-8172.  The webinar is targeted at retirees who have not attended a webinar in the past year. Topics to be covered:  Financial planning services, Advantages of staying in the plan, Investment strategies, Withdrawal strategies, and Public Safety resources.
  • All, in person, COPRA Board Meetings and Membership Meetings have been cancelled until further notice.



  • Check out the May Chronicle for the COPRA President’s message and more helpful information.  To see the May Chronicle – Click here

  • Steps to change your Federal and State Withholding Taxes in eChris – Click here for Instructions


Membership Is Our Strength

Congratulations on your retirement from the City of Phoenix. The City of Phoenix Retirees™ Association (COPRA) Board would like to personally invite and encourage your participation in COPRA. As you may know, the COPRA board works diligently to develop, promote, and carry out activities for the benefit of retired City of Phoenix employees. Many improvements and protections of our pensions and other retirement benefits have come through the efforts of COPRA, a tireless advocate for City of Phoenix retirees. Come join us.