The System


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, 2022, the County of Sacramento; Superior Court of California, County of Sacramento; and nine Special Districts participated in SCERS with a total membership consisting of 12,757 active, 13,635 retired, and 4,423 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.

Core Values

We are committed to:

STEWARDSHIP, by recognizing the trust members put in us to manage assets and resources prudently, to sustain SCERS for future generations.

COMMUNICATING clearly and concisely, recognizing that members and employers expect us to act with integrity, transparency, and honesty.

EXCELLENCE by taking pride in our work, maintaining high expectations, and focusing on results.

RESPONSIBILITY by taking ownership of work, following through, holding ourselves accountable, and embracing ethical behavior.

SOLUTIONS by working with urgency to help one another succeed, fostering teamwork and collaboration, and asking for help when needed.

Strategic Management Program 

SCERS maintains a Strategic Management Program that includes an annual planning process for continuing the progress started with the SCERS Strategic Program 2014-2018. Click below to read the latest annual reports.

2023 Strategic Management Plan Annual Report

2022 Strategic Management Plan Annual Report

2021 Strategic Management Plan Annual Report

2020 Strategic Management Plan Annual Report

2019 Strategic Management Plan Annual Report

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.