The Disability Assessment Committee (DAC) was established under Chapter 24, Phoenix City Employees’ Retirement Law of 1953, of the City of Phoenix Charter. Its membership is determined by Charter requirements and appointees to the Committee are approved by the City of Phoenix Employees’ Retirement System (COPERS) Board of Trustees.
The Disability Assessment Committee is tasked with reviewing applications for disability retirements. Along with the application, the DAC reviews necessary medical documentation to determine if the employee is totally and permanently disabled for any and all work from the city. This may also include sending the employee for an independent medical examination to provide additional medical documentation.
The Committee meets the 2nd Thursday of every month at noon at City Hall 10th floor.
The DAC is composed of two ex-officio members, two employee members, and a citizen member who has a background in the healthcare field. The COPERS Board has the authority to appoint/reappoint members to the DAC and members my serve consecutive three-year terms.