About Us

Who We Are

The Central Pension Fund (CPF) is a multi-employer pension fund established in 1960 to provide retirement, disability and death benefits to members of, and individuals represented by, the International Union of Operating Engineers. Plan benefits are based upon annual employer contributions for participants which are reported to CPF from employer locations.

CPF is governed by a Board of Trustees comprised of employee and participating employer representatives. CPF’s responsibilities include servicing participants and employers, supporting the employers and unions by maintaining a pension plan that will attract and retain employees, fulfilling the fund’s fiduciary role and ultimately paying pension benefits.

Current Highlights:

  • The Central Pension Fund has over $22 billion in assets.
  • CPF has over 6,200 contributing employers.
  • CPF has approximately 130,000 active and vested participants awaiting retirement.
  • CPF has 78,000 recipients receiving monthly benefits for life.
  • CPF is the 2nd largest multi-employer defined benefit pension fund in the United States in terms of assets.


International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE)

The IUOE is an affiliation of some 118 local unions located throughout the United States and Canada. Each local has a specific jurisdiction where it is chartered to represent members. Some local unions only represent particular crafts within their regions. The IUOE represents a broad spectrum of occupations. Therefore, our locals are normally divided into two categories: Hoisting & Portable, and Stationary.

Hoisting & Portable locals represent members who usually work in the construction field using heavy equipment like bulldozers, cranes and scrapers. The members could also work as mechanics, oilers, and surveyors.

Stationary locals represent members who usually work in the building maintenance field. This includes building engineers in a variety of public occupations and facilities.  These Locals also represent a range of health care employees, including skilled maintenance employees, biomedical technicians, emergency medical technicians and registered nurses.

“Mixed” local unions represent both Hoisting & Portable, and Stationary members within the same local union.

IUOE Participating Locals

Please note: Locals highlighted in green denote that there is a hyperlink in place which will take you to their website. 

* Money Follows the Man Locals

Money Follows the Man (MFM) Reciprocity permits CPF participants to request that contributions which may be made on their behalf to other MFM signatory IUOE Local Union plans be transferred to the Central Pension Fund. Likewise, MFM Reciprocity permits participants from MFM signatory Local Union plans to request that contributions made to CPF be transferred from CPF back to their home Local Union plan.

Board of Trustees

The Central Pension Fund is administered by a Board of Trustees consisting of eight members. Four of the Trustees represent the Fund’s contributing employers and four represent the Fund’s participating employees. Currently the Board consists of the following Trustees.


James T. Callahan
General President, IUOE
Washington, DC

Jason George
Business Manager
IUOE Local Union No. 49
Minneapolis, MN

Edward J. Curly
General Vice President & Business Manager
IUOE Local Union No. 501
Los Angeles, CA

Terrance E. McGowan
General Vice President & Business Manager
IUOE Local Union No. 139
Pewaukee, WI



Noel C. Borck
Executive Director (Retired)
National Erectors Association
Fairfax, VA

Paul Saccone
Chief Executive Officer (Retired)
Able Services
Chicago, IL

Elizabeth C. Worrell
Managing Director and General Counsel
Pipe Line Contractors Association
Dallas, TX

Tim Peterson
Vice President
James Peterson Sons, Inc.
Medford, WI



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