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.
Click here to expand the handbook by subject, or click the handbook image below based on your date of hire.
SCERS hosts a seminar of information, frequently asked questions, and resources tailored for members within ten years of retirement.
Due to the pandemic, in-person Advanced Career Retirement Planning seminars have been postponed until further notice and will now be conducted as Pension Planning webinars utilizing the BlueJeans video conferencing platform. Registration is required and limited to 200 participants. The first webinar is scheduled for:
- Wednesday, August 26, 2020, 9:00 a.m. (approximately 1 hour in length)
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.