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SCERS WEBSITE HANDBOOK
TABLE OF CONTENTS


The SCERS Retirement Handbook is under construction. Please note the Handbook is currently being revised. There may have been changes in the law or at SCERS since its last revision. .


[ Membership Information ] [ Benefit Information ] [ General Information ]


LETTER TO THE MEMBERS
DISCLAIMER
NOTICE TO EMPLOYEES REGARDING INTERNAL REVENUE CODE SECTION 415 BENEFIT LIMITATIONS
CALIFORNIA COUNTIES' RETIREMENT SYSTEMS
  Existing Law
Independent Systems
CalPERS System
The 1937 Act Systems
SACRAMENTO COUNTY EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM
  Introduction
Funding and Investments
Your SCERS Board
Members of the Board
Board and Administration

MEMBERSHIP CRITERIA
  Compulsory Membership
Optional Membership
Excluded From Membership
    Excluded By Law
Excluded by Board Bylaws
  Membership Categories
    Membership in More than One Category
How Individual Categories Differ
Safety Category, First and Second Tiers
First Tier Miscellaneous Category
Second and Third Tier Miscellaneous Categories
Category Provisions For Re-hired Employees
  Vesting
Reciprocity with Other Public Retirement Systems
Membership Records
Members' Annual Statements
Member Contributions
    Amount of Contributions
Taxability of Contributions
Borrowing from Accounts Not Allowed
Withdrawal
  Creditable Service
    Defined
Types of Creditable Service
    Prior Service
Military Leave of Absence
Current Service
Purchasable Service
      Redeposits
Premembership
Temporary Service between Two Periods of SCERS Membership
Medical Leave of Absence/ State Disability Insurance (SDI)
Family Medical Leave
Public Service Credit
    Sick Leave
    Why Creditable Service Is Important
    Eligibility
Benefit Amounts
Cessation of Employees' Contribution

RETIREMENT BENEFITS
  Benefit Information
Final Compensation Defined
Member Benefits
    Service Retirement
    Eligibility
How to Apply
Effective Date
Effect Of Service Retirement
County Work after Service Retirement
How to Calculate A Service Retirement Allowance
Temporary Annuity
    Disability Retirement
    Nonservice-connected Disability
Service-connected Disability
How to Apply
How to Calculate a Disability Retirement Benefit
Burden Of Proof
Waiting Period
Effective Date
Periodic Medical Examination
Interim Service Retirement
    Deferred Retirement
  Beneficiaries/Survivors Benefits
    Death after Retirement
    Optional Retirement Allowance
Unmodified Option
Option No. 1
Option No. 2
Option No. 3
Option No. 4
    Death before Retirement
Beneficiary Designation
  Cost-Of-Living Allowances
Insurance

GENERAL INFORMATION
  Social Security
Deferred Compensation
Taxes
    Taxed Contributions VS Tax-Deferred Contributions
Withholding of Tax
Taxable Benefit
  Spousal Sign-Off
Dissolution of Marriage
Ongoing Negotiations
Retirement Counseling Service
Priority Processing
Retirement Handbook
SCERS Seminars
SCERS Newsletters
SCERS Website

Planning for Your Retirement
  Suggested Time Frames
Estimating Your Benefit
Service Retirement Estimate Worksheet
SCERS' Plan/Tier Service Retirement Formulas
Quick Reference Guide I - Service Retirement - Miscellaneous
Quick Reference Guide II - Service Retirement - Safety
Quick Reference Guide III - Disability Retirement
Summary of Elements of Compensation Considered as Compensation Earnable - Exhibit 1
Member's Affidavit - Exhibit 2
Glossary