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Ron Shelby

For future police hires, can the city return to the state plan? What are the benefits, and what are the costs?

Ron Shelby

And how does the Galveston Police Pension plan's benefits compare to other jurisdiction throughout the state? Is full salary typical? Are they able to "gross it up"?

Clinton Stevens

By comparison the Police plan is relatively modest. There is no million dollar DROP account or officers retiring with 100% of their salary.

The benefit is based on the officer’s average base pay for the last five years. At 50 years old and 20 years of service the officer can elect to receive a “full benefit” which is equivalent to about 46% of his average base pay.

The average annual retirement benefit currently being paid out is approximately $26,800.

Jim Forsythe

Ron, the info below is from 2014, but is about the same now. My son works for Harris county and is under this plan.



Don Schlessinger

Quick way to end the unfunded liability problem, at years end an employee who hasn't taken vacation will be paid that vacation on the last day of the year. While the city is at it the policy of allowing an employee to be paid for unused sick time should end.

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