The Sacramento County Employees’ Retirement System (SCERS) continues to offer the Retirement Planning Seminars for its members. These popular seminars include a full-day seminar for those members who are “Advanced” in their careers or close to retirement, as well as a half-day “Beginning” seminar for members who are early in their careers.
Advanced Program Agenda and Materials
Advanced Retirement Planning Seminars are tailored to members who are within 10 years of retirement. The next scheduled seminar is Tuesday, March 13. Additional seminars will be held on July 20, October 2, and December 14. To register for the seminar, complete and return the Registration Form. View the Program Agenda for the topics that will be discussed at the upcoming seminar. Presentations from a recent Advanced Retirement Planning Seminar are below.
Beginning Program Agenda and Materials
SCERS offers a Beginning Retirement Planning Seminar for members who are early in their career and more than 10 years away from retirement. The Beginning Seminar will be scheduled based on member demand. So if you are interested in attending, please complete and return the Notification Form. Program materials from a recent Beginning seminar are available to you below. View the Program Agenda for topics discussed at the most recent Beginning Retirement Planning Seminar.
Paid Time Off
Retirement Planning Seminars are scheduled on weekdays. The Beginning Retirement Planning Seminar is designed for members who are more than ten years away from retirement. The Beginning session will last approximately four hours. The Advanced Retirement Planning Seminar is designed for members who are within ten years of retirement. The Advanced session will last the entire business day.
The County of Sacramento Personnel Policies & Procedures authorizes paid time off to attend retirement planning seminars sponsored by SCERS if the employee meets certain eligibility conditions. Specifically, Section L-6 “Time Off to Attend Retirement Planning Program” provides:
2.1 Release time may be authorized only for employees who, as of the date of the seminar, already meet the minimum eligibility requirements for a service retirement from the Sacramento County Employees' Retirement System. For employees who are members of the miscellaneous retirement system, the minimum requirements usually are ten years of service and age 50. For safety members, the minimum is ten years of service and age 50, or 20 years of service at any age.
Employees may access the policy directly, or visit their Department’s human resources coordinator to obtain information about the policy and how it is administered within their department.