For Members


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.

Helpful links:


SCERS Member Handbooks

 SCERS provides two Member Handbooks based on dates of hire: 

Legacy Members 
(hired before January 1, 2013)

Members subject to PEPRA
(hired after December 31, 2012)


The main sections of the handbooks are combined below for easy reference.  Click on each section to expand.


SCERS Holiday and Payment Calendar

Below are the Sacramento County holidays/office closures and the retirement pay dates for 2021. SCERS benefits are paid on the last working day of every month.

Holidays / Office Closures

January 1 – New Year’s Day

January 18 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

February 12 – Lincoln’s Birthday

February 15 – Washington’s Birthday

March 31 – Cesar Chavez Day

May 31 – Memorial Day

July 5 – Independence Day

September 6 – Labor Day

October 11 – Columbus Day

November 11 – Veterans Day


New to SCERS

New to SCERS

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.


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


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.


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. 


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.