Reciprocity between the City of Los Angeles and the Department of Water and Power (DWP) was an agreement which allowed Members to move from either agency within a specific time frame allowing portability of some retirement benefits.
On December 10, 2013, the City of Los Angeles adopted an ordinance suspending reciprocity, effective January 1, 2014, between the Los Angeles City Employees’ Retirement System (LACERS) and the Water and Power Employees Retirement Plan (WPERP).
Your Tier status at LACERS will determine how your retirement benefits will be treated when you transfer to DWP. Contact us to explore how your retirement benefits may be impacted if you transfer or promote to DWP. Contact DWP for more information regarding their benefits.