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Pension Secretaries Resources

2023 Pension Seminar Presentation

Did you miss this year's pension seminar? Download a copy of the presentation, here.

Here you'll find resources for 1977 Police Officers' and Firefighters' Pension and Disability Fund ('77 Fund) local pension board secretaries. Indiana's local pension boards are charged with some or all of the following fund-related duties:

  • Holding hearings and approving disability applications
  • Setting standards for testing of new applicants
  • Acting as liaisons between the survivors of fallen police officers and firefighters and INPRS
  • Approving new hires
  • Understanding the sections under Indiana Code 36-8-8

Employer Forms and Instructions '77 Fund Member Forms Pension Relief FAQs for Employers

Pension Secretary Mentor Program

Pension secretaries serve an important role in administering ‘77 Fund benefits for their departments. Some pension secretary duties may be routine, while others present more complex situations that could benefit from an experienced pension secretary’s perspective.

INPRS’s pension secretary mentor program has been established to provide this type of peer support, thanks to the six volunteers agreeing to serve as mentors for their pension secretary peers.

Reach out to any of the pension secretary mentors below whenever you need expert insight or feedback or to talk through a situation. Each mentor has volunteered their time, contact information, and expertise, so please reach out without hesitation.





Huntington Police Department

Pat Scher


Carmel Police Department

Adam Miller


Carmel Police Department

Blake Lytle


Bloomington Police Department

Bill Parker


Indianapolis Fire Department

Todd Wilson


South Bend Fire Department

Gerard Ellis


Pension Relief Information

Pension Relief Data Submission Guide: Exciting new changes are coming to the pension relief reporting process in January of 2023. INPRS is currently refining and updating the documentation for the Submission Guide and communication will be sent out once it's available. So, please be on the lookout for additional communication and instructions for this exciting new way!

However, the only format requirement that has changed is that zip codes are now “REQUIRED”. If this is not filled in when uploading the file, this will fail with validations. If you have a template you use every year, you can go ahead and update your template and fill those in to be prepared. More information to come!

Certified Salary Form: The PDF version of the Certified Salary Form is currently unavailable. INPRS has changed the format for how employers should submit the Certified Salary Form. Our Employer Advocate team will be reaching out to you with instructions on how to complete this new process as soon as it's available.

If you have any questions please contact us by phone, toll-free, at (888) 876-2707 (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.), or by e-mail at

Pension Relief Distribution Letters – Employer Specific

Note: INPRS has changed how Pension Relief Distribution letters are provided. We're no longer mailing the letters via USPS. Instead, they're available to download below to allow for immediate access at any time. You can search for your employer distribution letter in the PDF documents below by entering your unit name or submission unit number.

1977 Fund Disability Benefit Determinations

The process for determining 1977 Fund members' eligibility for disability benefits requires approval from the local review board. The steps that must be taken by members, the review board, and INPRS are outlined in the 1977 Fund Disability Benefit Determinations Fact Sheet. Additional information can be found in the following documents:

If you’re a '77 Fund member with questions concerning your personal '77 Fund account, contact us by phone, toll-free, at (888) GO-INPRS, or by e-mail at
If you’re an employer with general questions about the '77 Fund or about specific members other than yourself, you should contact us by phone, toll-free, at (888) 876-2707 or by e-mail at

INPRS Member Advocates are available M-F from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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