The System

Overview

The System

Sacramento County Employees’ Retirement System (SCERS or the System) is a multiple-employer public employee retirement system, enacted and administered in accordance with the provisions of the County Employees Retirement Law of 1937 (California Government Code Section 31450, et seq.) (“1937 Act”).

Since its creation by the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors in 1941, SCERS has provided retirement, disability, and survivors’ benefits to eligible participants of the System. Under Article XVI, Section 17 of the Constitution of the State of California, the SCERS Board of Retirement is vested with plenary authority and fiduciary responsibility for the investment of monies and the administration of the System.

Together, the provisions of the State Constitution and the 1937 Act establish SCERS as a separate and independent governmental entity from the public employers that participate in SCERS. On June 30, 2018, the County of Sacramento; Superior Court of California, County of Sacramento; and eleven Special Districts participated in SCERS with a total membership consisted of 12,677 active, 11,883 retired, and 3,509 deferred members.

Mission Statement

We are dedicated to providing the highest level of retirement services and managing system resources in an effective and prudent manner.

Strategic Management Program 

SCERS maintains a Strategic Management Program that includes an annual  planning process for continuing the progress started with the SCERS Strategic Plan 2014-2018. Read more in the Strategic Management Program 2019 Annual Report available here

SB 272 – Catalog of Enterprise Systems

The Sacramento County Department of Technology maintains the catalog of enterprise systems as required under California State Bill 272, including systems used by SCERS.