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

2018 Retirement Board Election

An  election will be held for the Sacramento County Employees’ Retirement System (SCERS) Retirement Board for a Miscellaneous Representative, Safety Representative, and an Alternate Safety Representative. The terms of office for all three trustees will begin January 1, 2019 and end December 31, 2021.

For details on the election, including important dates, please click here.  You can also visit the Sacramento County Voter Registration and Elections page for additional information.

Why Did My Pension Contribution Increase?

New Rates Effective July 2018

Employees may have noticed changes in pension deductions on their final paycheck for July.  The SCERS Board approved new contribution rates last year that took effect for July 2018.   The specific rates vary based on retirement tier and labor agreement, and can be found here.

Rates increased largely due to changes in actuarial assumptions the SCERS Board approved last year, which took into account longer life expectancies of our members and a more conservative investment outlook.   Every three years, the SCERS Board reviews the actuarial assumptions to ensure that funding remains on track to pay for benefits that our members have earned.  Employees and employers both play a significant role in meeting the funding obligation.

Customer Service Update

For more than 75 years, SCERS has provided retirement security for the dedicated public employees who serve the residents of Sacramento County.   Our pension system is more than 80% funded and sustainable – we can provide benefits without interruption to our retirees, current employees, and generations of future workers.  However, issuing our new retirees their first retirement check takes longer than it should.  We can do better, and we will.  Read more here

SCERS Strategic Management Program

SCERS management has adopted a new Strategic Management Program that includes an annual planning process for continuing the progress toward the goals and objectives of the SCERS Strategic Plan 2014-2018. The Strategic Management Program improves the maturity of SCERS’ strategic management capabilities with the introduction of improved processes for ownership of goals, objectives, implementation actions, performance tracking/measurement, and integrated risk management.

Central to the structure of the Strategic Management Program is the annual creation of a Strategic Management Plan that lays out specific actions SCERS staff will take during the fiscal year to accomplish the continuous improvement of the enterprise.  The resulting plan is organized around six key themes that closely resemble those in the SCERS Strategic Plan 2014-2018. The objectives within each theme have been defined to carry forward earlier Strategic Plan objectives that are not completed or remain ongoing. Additional objectives have been included to reflect changing needs and priorities since 2014.

The six key themes include the following:

  1. Customer Service
  2. Investment
  3. Sustainable Funding
  4. Enterprise Capability and Technology
  5. Stakeholder Relations
  6. Workforce Development

SCERS Strategic Management Plan 2018-2019

SCERS Strategic Plan 2014 - 2018

 

SCERS Appoints New CEO

The Sacramento County Employees’ Retirement System (SCERS) Board of Retirement has appointed Eric Stern, who leads the program on retirement and health benefits at the California Department of Finance, as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the pension fund.

For the last decade Stern has been at the center of the changes to sustain California’s public employee retirement systems. He has worked at all levels of government, bringing together labor and management to forge solutions.

Read the Press Release for more information.

 

 

The California Public Employees' Pension Reform Act of 2013

SCERS has developed an impact analysis of CalPEPRA to help SCERS' members, retirees, and participating employers to assess how the new law will affect them.  

 

 

The international financial publication Chief Investment Officer announced that the Sacramento County Employees' Retirement System (SCERS) has been named the 2014 Industry Innovation Award winner in the category of public pension funds with up to $15 billion in assets.

Board of Retirement

Rick Fowler
President
Appointed by the Board of Supervisors

John B. Kelly
Vice President
Appointed by the Board of Supervisors

Keith DeVore
Vice President
Appointed by the Board of Supervisors

Steven L. Baird
Elected by Miscellaneous Members

James A. Diepenbrock
Appointed by the Board of Supervisors

Ben Lamera
Director of Finance
Ex-Officio

Alan Matré
Elected by Miscellaneous Members

Kathy O'Neil
Elected by Retired Members

Chris A. Pittman
Elected by Safety Members

John Conneally
Elected by Safety Members

Martha Hoover
Elected by Retired Members

Executive Staff

Eric Stern
Chief Executive Officer

Steve Davis
Chief Investment Officer

Robert Gaumer
General Counsel

Kathryn T. Regalia
Chief Operations Officer

John W. Gobel, Sr.
Chief Benefits Officer

Stephen Hawley
Chief Strategy Officer

 

 

 Inquire about the availability of documents in alternate formats.

Board of Retirement

Rick Fowler
President
Appointed by the Board of Supervisors

John B. Kelly
Vice President
Appointed by the Board of Supervisors

Keith DeVore
Vice President
Appointed by the Board of Supervisors

Steven L. Baird
Elected by Miscellaneous Members

James A. Diepenbrock
Appointed by the Board of Supervisors

Ben Lamera
Director of Finance
Ex-Officio

Alan Matré
Elected by Miscellaneous Members

Kathy O'Neil
Elected by Retired Members

Chris A. Pittman
Elected by Safety Members

John Conneally
Elected by Safety Members

Martha Hoover
Elected by Retired Members

Executive Staff

Eric Stern
Chief Executive Officer

Steve Davis
Chief Investment Officer

Robert Gaumer
General Counsel

Kathryn T. Regalia
Chief Operations Officer

John W. Gobel, Sr.
Chief Benefits Officer

Stephen Hawley
Chief Strategy Officer

Contact Us

Sacramento County Employees' Retirement System
980 9th Street, Suite 1900, Sacramento, CA 95814
Telephone: (916) 874-9119
Facsimile: (916) 874-6060
Email: SacRetire@saccounty.net
Mail Code 10-204