Employees considering retirement should review the Retiree Benefits Checklist (PDF) to review a list of items consider and the actions to be taken.  

  • Benefits: Employees retiring from City employment may be eligible to continue medical and/or dental benefits,  To elect coverage, the employee will need to complete the Retiree Benefits Form (PDF) and email it to Human Resources.  Retirees are eligible to continue coverage until Medicare eligibility is reached. 

Arizona State Retirement System

Employees are members of the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS). ASRS is a state agency providing retirement benefits, long-term disability benefits and other benefits to employees of the state, counties, municipalities, universities and community colleges, school districts and other political entities.

For further information about the ASRS retirement system, please visit the ASRS website.

Public Safety Personnel Retirement System

Commissioned police and fire personnel are members of the Public Safety Retirement System. All employees, except commissioned fire personnel, contribute to Social Security.

Phased Retirement 

Phased retirement provides the opportunity for normal retirement eligible individuals to retire, draw their pension, and immediately go back to work in the same position as a contracted employee.  The program was created to help retain the experienced, veteran workforce at a significant cost savings to state entities.  Employees can increase their gross earnings by approximately 50%, while entities save 20-30% per employee.

The program is designed to assist employees with a both a financial and emotional bridge towards retirement. Further, phased retirement can be used as a vehicle help incentivize the well trained, institutional knowledge workers to stay working in the positions they love, rather than losing their experience to the private sector.

If you are interested in participating, you may review the Phased Retirement Checklist (PDF) then download and complete the Phased Retirement Form (PDF).