Active Member

Participation in the GESE Trust is a mandatory condition of employment for all employees except for those employees who are precluded from participation in the Plan pursuant to the City of Miami Code Section 40-351. Employees working in the office of an elected official have the ability to opt out of participation in the Plan.

The plan provides for Rule of 70 or 80, service and disability retirements.  Additionally, some retirement payment options allow for the member to choose a beneficiary.

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Any member eligible to retire as of September 30, 2010, continues to be eligible for DROP. A member who is eligible to retire as of January 1, 2013 (Service 55 years of age and 30 years of service, Service 60 years of age and 10 years of service, or Rule of 80) or was vested on October 1, 2010, is eligible to participate in DROP.


The BACKDROP option is effective January 1, 2013. Generally, the BACKDROP Option replaces the DROP program. Employees who have not attained Normal Retirement eligibility as of January 1, 2013, or were not vested by October 1, 2010, and all employees hired on or after January 1, 2013, will be eligible for the BACKDROP option, but not eligible for DROP.