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Alameda-Related Refund Mailings Require Address Updates

SCERS is finalizing its analysis of compensation and pay records and is preparing to issue refunds of overpaid contributions in the coming months in accordance with the Alameda decision. Before mailings go out, SCERS is asking for address updates.

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SCERS Board to Approve COLA for 2022

UPDATED FEBRUARY 17, 2022–
At the February 16, 2022 Board of Retirement meeting, the SCERS Board approved the following Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) levels effective April 2022, as recommended by the system’s actuary:

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COLA Video Added to SCERS Library

A new animated video offering a brief explanation of how the retiree cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) is calculated has been added to our Videos page.

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SCERS Nears Fully-Funded Status

The Sacramento County Employees’ Retirement System (SCERS) is closing in on a fully-funded pension plan to support the long-term benefit obligations for its 30,000 members.

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Alameda Corrections Update

The correction process to comply with the California Supreme Court decision in the case of Alameda County Deputy Sheriffs’ Association et al. v. Alameda County Employees’ Retirement Association and Board of Retirement of ACERA (Alameda) is still underway.

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Turnaround Time Improves for First Retirement Check

SCERS has made significant improvements in delivering a better experience for members. Among these improvements is a steady decrease in wait times for retirees’ first checks, from 75 days earlier this summer to the current median time of less than 60 days.

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SCERS Office Visitors Must Use Alley Entrance and Sign In

SCERS’ office building (Park Tower) at 980 9th Street has implemented new security protocols. All visitors are now required to sign in at the security desk in the lobby and will be asked to identify what floor and tenant they will be visiting. (SCERS is located on the 19th floor.)

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Retired Annuitant Limits Remain Suspended

On August 16, 2021, the Governor issued Executive Order N-12-21, reinstating the emergency waivers regarding post-retirement employment limits for public employees under Government Code section 7522.56.

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Alameda Corrections for Employees and Retirees Continue

SCERS is continuing, but has not completed, the correction process to comply with the California Supreme Court decision in the case of Alameda County Deputy Sheriffs’ Association et al. v. Alameda County Employees’ Retirement Association and Board of Retirement of ACERA (Alameda).

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Nominations for Board Seats to Open Soon

Elections will soon take place to fill three Retirement Board seats, with current member terms expiring at the end of this year. Nominations will be held for one Miscellaneous Representative, one Safety Representative, and one Alternate Safety Representative. The first day to obtain and file nomination papers and the Candidate’s Statement Form is Monday, July 26, 2021.

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SCERS Adds to Video Library

A new service credit video has been added to our website and YouTube channel. This is the sixth in a series of informational videos designed to answer many of your frequently asked questions.