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Notice of Thanksgiving Holiday Hours

In observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday, our office will be closing at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 24, 2021 and will reopen at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, November 29, 2021.

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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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SCERS Receives Honor

In July 2021, the California State Assembly commended SCERS for its outstanding 80-year record of dedicated service to Sacramento County and its special district employers and members. This commendation was resolved by Assemblymember and retired Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department Captain Jim Cooper.

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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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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.

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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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COLA Update

The April 30th pension payment includes the 2021 cost-of-living adjustment (COLA), which can vary based on membership tier and retirement date.

SCERS sent notices to all retirees in late April with information about the adjusted benefit amount.  The notice provides the initial benefit amount at the date of retirement, the dollar value of the cumulative COLA adjustments since retirement, and the new benefit amount as of April 2021.