Policies and Governance
California Retirement Law
The Retirement Law Book contains the following statutes that govern county retirement systems in California:
- County Employees Retirement Law of 1937 (CERL)
- California Public Employees’ Pension Reform Act of 2013 (PEPRA)
- Other Government Code Sections Applicable to CERL Systems
The Sacramento County Employees’ Retirement System (SCERS) was established under the CERL and provisions of Sacramento County Ordinance No. 283 passed April 30, 1941.
These Bylaws as adopted pursuant to Government Code Sections 31525, 31526, and 31527 are intended to be the rules and regulations governing the operation of the Retirement Board and the administration of the Retirement System.
The Retirement Board has added further direction to statutes and bylaws by adopting policies and procedures in key areas of benefits, funding, administrative operations, and investments.