GENERAL INFORMATION: 503-823-4000
(Chapter added by Ordinance No. 180690, effective December 20, 2006.)
In conjunction with Chapter 5 of the Charter of the City of Portland, there is established by the City Council, the Bureau of Portland Fire and Police Disability and Retirement as a part of the Mayor’s portfolio and charged with the implementation of Chapter 5 of the Charter.
The purpose of this office is to administer Chapter 5 of the Charter of the City of Portland. This purpose may be accomplished by direction from the Board of Trustees of the Fire and Police Disability and Retirement Fund (“FPDR”) and in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 5 of the Charter of the City of Portland.
(Amended by Ordinance No. 180917, effective May 26, 2007.) The Bureau of Portland Fire and Police Disability and Retirement shall be directly responsible to its Board of Trustees and to the Mayor. Pursuant to Chapter 5 of the Charter, the FPDR Board shall have the powers listed in Section 5-202 of the Charter. Other bureaus may provide FPDR with necessary information and assistance in accordance with Chapter 5 of the Charter and include, but are not limited to, Portland Fire & Rescue, the Bureau of Police, and the Bureau of Human Resources.
The Administrator of the Fire and Police Disability and Retirement Fund shall:
A. Be the Director of the Bureau of Portland Fire and Police Disability and Retirement, in accordance with Charter Chapter 5 Section 5-202;
B. Be responsible for administering the terms of the FPDR plan;
C. Serve as the principle administrator of the FPDR plan and have the power to initially approve or deny claims filed with the FPDR and to subsequently suspend, reduce or terminate benefits as provided in Charter Chapter 5;
D. Lead and direct the activities of the staff of the FPDR;
E. Oversee and direct other agents or advisers of the FPDR including actuaries and attorneys;
F. Be responsible for integrating disability, retirement, and return-to-work programs with other bureaus within the City where applicable; and
G. Review and propose amendments as necessary to the FPDR to conform to changes in federal or state law and, as appropriate, provide Council with the documentation necessary for its review and approval of the same.
The Administrator may delegate to his or her staff members any of the Administrator’s duties when the Administrator is not available or able to perform those duties.