With a workforce of over 30,000 people, and opportunities in more than 1,000 different job categories, the City of Philadelphia is the sixth largest city in the United States and one of the largest employers in Southeastern Pennsylvania. As an employer, the City of Philadelphia operates through the guiding principles of service, integrity, respect, accountability, collaboration, diversity and inclusion. Through these principles, we strive to effectively deliver services, to resolve the challenges facing our city, and to make Philadelphia a place where all of our residents have the opportunity to reach their potential.
The City of Philadelphia Board of Pensions and Retirement (“Board”) was created by the 1951 Philadelphia Home Rule Charter (“Charter”) as an independent board, that is, one not connected to any particular City department. The composition of the Board, spelled out in the Charter, includes nine voting members and one non-voting member. The Board is vested under state law, the Charter and City ordinances to be trustees of the Plan, with exclusive authority and full powers to control and manage the Plan’s investments (“Fund”).