Retirement Office


2024 Retirement Board Election Results(PDF, 57KB)

The Retirement Office is responsible for managing investments and retirement benefits for Allegheny County Employees' Retirement System (ACERS) Plan members according to Pennsylvania Law.

Retirement Office responsibilities include:

  • Providing pension and other retirement benefits to all vested Plan members
  • Managing pension benefits by investing retirement funds
  • Reviewing retirement applications
  • Keeping a register of all names, addresses, ages, and other information that the Retirement Board of Allegheny County (RBAC) deems necessary

Key Personnel

  • Walter Szymanski, Manager
  • Carol Uminski, Assistant Manager
  • Denitra Taylor, Senior Accountant
  • Darlene Schrello, Benefits Intake Coordinator
  • Ramona Darwin, Administrative Assistant

Notarial Services

The Retirement Office has a Notary on staff to process Spousal Acknowledgments. Spouses must be present and have proper government-issued ID.

If requesting notarial services, please call the office at 412-350-4674 to verify that a Notary will be available at the time of the office visit.

Retirement Office Resources

Retirement Board Open Records Officer Information

The Pennsylvania Right-to-Know Law (RTKL) allows the public to inspect and/or obtain copies of Allegheny County's public records.

Request Records

Applicable Pennsylvania Law

The Allegheny County Employees' Retirement System (ACERS) was established by the county commissioners in 1915 to provide a defined benefit plan to vested employees at retirement. Each county and airport employee shall be required to become a member of the county employees' retirement system within six months from the date of their employment. The said employee may elect to become a member of the retirement system at any time during the aforesaid six months period of time.

Investopedia's explanation of a defined benefit plan is very informative.  For information about the specific county retirement plan, refer to the county code link above.