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  • Published on December 11, 2019

    Please note your account balance can be viewed in your MySCERA account. 

  • Published on December 4, 2019

    The latest SCERA Times Newsletter is now available.

  • Published on November 13, 2019

    Ballots mailed to Active General Members on November 8, 2019 contain a printing error

  • Published on October 24, 2019

    Retirement Seminar schedule is now available

  • Published on October 9, 2019

    Notice is hereby given that a regular election for the Second Trustee of the Sonoma County Employees’ Retirement Association (SCERA) Board shall be held on December 3, 2019. This position is elected by active general membership.

  • Published on September 17, 2019

    SCERA is a Defined Benefit Plan. The calculation of your lifetime monthly benefit is simply a matter of multiplying…

  • Published on August 4, 2019

    Beneficiaries are individuals designated to receive survivor and/or death benefits after a member's death.

  • Published on July 1, 2019

    For Plan B employees covered by SCERA the retirement system employee contributions changed in July.  

  • Published on June 26, 2019

    SCERA's Financial Reports (CAFR & PAFR) are now available online.

  • Published on May 16, 2019

    The latest SCERA Times Newsletter is now available.

  • Published on April 12, 2019

    If you are enrolled in one of the County of Sonoma’s health care plans, June 1 is…

  • Published on February 4, 2019

     SCERA mailed 1099-R forms at the end of January.

  • Published on January 28, 2019

    Susan Gorin, a member of the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors since 2012, was appointed to the Retirement Board in January 2019.

  • Published on December 11, 2018

    Retirees and beneficiary recipients, don’t forget to keep your Advice of Deposit or pay check stub from your December 31, 2018 benefit payment. 

  • Published on December 11, 2018

    Please note your account balance can be viewed in your MySCERA account.

  • Published on November 15, 2018

    The latest SCERA Times Newsletter is now available.

  • Published on November 1, 2018

    Trustee Brian Williams was the only Safety member to submit nomination papers for election to the Board of Retirement. Since there is only one nominee, the SCERA Board of Retirement Election Procedure directs that there will be no election held, and Trustee Williams will continue as the Safety member Trustee.

  • Published on October 4, 2018

    The Sonoma County Employees’ Retirement Association is requesting proposals from qualified firms of certified public accountants. 

  • Published on September 26, 2018

    An election for a Trustee from active Safety membership will be held on December 4, 2018.  Nomination papers may be obtained online or from SCERA.

  • Published on August 1, 2018

    SCERA recently adopted Article 8.4 "Community Property" of the County Employees Retirement Law which allows us to create a separate account for the ex-spouse by splitting the member’s account and dividing the service credit and contributions as outlined in the Domestic Relations Order (DRO).

  • Published on July 31, 2018

    For Plan B employees covered by SCERA the retirement system employee contributions increased in July.  The County of Sonoma and Sonoma County Superior Court rates were effective 07/03/18 with Valley of the Moon Fire Protection District rates effective 07/02/18.

  • Published on June 26, 2018

    SCERA's Financial Reports (CAFR & PAFR) are now available online.

  • Published on November 1, 2017

    As of 5:00 P.M. October 30, 2017 the nomination period has closed for the following SCERA Board of Retirement Trustee positions: Third (General Member), Eighth (Retiree Member)…Read More

  • Published on July 27, 2017

    For all groups of employees covered by SCERA the retirement system employee contributions increased in July.  The County of Sonoma and Sonoma County Superior Court rates were... Read More

  • Published on July 12, 2017

    On June 6, 2017 Erick Roeser, Sonoma County Auditor-Controller- Treasurer- Tax Collector, joined the SCERA Board of Retirement as the Ex-Officio Trustee…Read More

  • Published on May 30, 2017

    If you are enrolled in one of the County of Sonoma’s health care plans, June 1 is the beginning of the new plan year. If there has been a change to your plan’s cost, this will be reflected in…Read More

  • Published on February 7, 2017

    David Lantzer joined SCERA in January 2017 from the Orange County Employees' Retirement System, where he spent nearly ten years…Read More

  • Published on February 8, 2016

    Are you a SCERA retiree or beneficiary doing your taxes at 10 pm and you can't find your 1099R? Will you have to wait for SCERA to open in the morning to get help? Don't worry, there is a copy at your fingertips.

  • Published on September 1, 2015

    Some Sonoma County retirees find great satisfaction, and some extra income, by working after retirement. If that's what you want to do, you should know that there may be limitations.

  • Published on September 30, 2013

    An election for a Trustee from active General membership will be held on December 3, 2013. Nomination papers may be obtained from SCERA. View the Notice of Retirement Board Election.

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