SCERS provides two Member Handbooks based on dates of hire; the Legacy Handbook for those hired before January 1, 2013, and the Member Handbook for those hired after December 31, 2012.
SCERS hosts a full-day seminar of information, frequently asked questions, and resources tailored for members within ten years of retirement.
Due to the pandemic, in-person seminars have been postponed until further notice. Please check back for updates and additional material to come.
The retiree cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) is based on the average annual change in the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics Consumer Price Index (CPI) for All Urban Consumers for the San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward area. According to the County Employees Retirement Law of 1937, the SCERS Board must determine the appropriate COLA for SCERS retirement benefits and implement that COLA on April 1st each year.