For Members

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Alameda Corrections

This page contains updates concerning SCERS’ Final Compensation Review Policy affected by the July 30, 2020 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”).  That decision has had important implications for SCERS and its members, possibly impacting the calculation of retirement allowances.

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New Employees

New Employees

Welcome to SCERS!

We’re glad to have you as one of our valued members!  For a brief introduction to SCERS, take a look at our Orientation video.

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SCERS Videos

SCERS is pleased to offer a series of animated videos designed to help our members better understand their journey toward retirement. For additional videos, please visit our YouTube channel located here

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Life Events

Throughout your time as an active member of SCERS, use the list below to assist you in determining what steps to take should any of the following life events occur.

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Pension Planning Webinars

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. 
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Retiree COLA Tracker

Retiree COLA Tracker 2021

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. 

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Member Interest Crediting Rates

SCERS credits interest semi-annually, on June 30 and December 31, to member account balances that have been on deposit for the entire six months immediately prior to the interest crediting date.