San Mateo County Employees' Retirement Association


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Ready to Retire Workshop (8/17/2015)

Are you thinking of retiring within the year? If so, then make plans to attend a "Ready to Retire" workshop. For more information, click here.

SCORPA Newsletter (8/17/2015)

The July-September 2015 newsletter for the San Mateo County Retired Personnel Association (SCORPA) can be found here.

2015-2016 Contribution Rates (7/30/2015)

Contribution rates for SamCERA members and employers can be found here.

Board of Retirement Election Results (6/30/2015)

The results are in from the June 2015 Board of Retirement election. For more information, click here.

Web Member Services Update (6/24/2015)

SamCERA has recently updated the security of the Web Member Services portal in order to better protect your confidential information.

This change requires that you use a modern browser such as the newest versions of Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari, or Internet Explorer.

Are you a San Mateo County Resident Interested in Serving on the Board of Retirement? (6/18/2015)

The Board of Supervisors are accepting applications for appointment to 2 positions on the Board of Retirement for a 3 year term commencing July 1, 2015. To be eligible, applicants must be a qualified elector of the County of San Mateo and not connected with San Mateo County government in any capacity.

Deadline for receipt of applications is on Friday, July 3, 2015, at 5 p.m. Applications can be obtained from Alicia Garcia, Deputy Clerk of the Board of Supervisors, 400 County Center, Redwood City, or by calling (650) 363-4634. Applications are also available on-line at the County website:

Service Purchases (3/26/2015)

SamCERA members have two separate periods of time during 2015 to make service purchases. Get the details here.

Spring 2015 SamCERA Times Newsletters (3/24/2015)

For Active Members: Spring 2015

For Retired Members: Spring 2015

You can also find these and other newsletters here.

Agenda Management Software Request for Proposal (1/28/2015)

SamCERA is seeking proposals for the provision of agenda management software. For more information, click here.

SamCERA 2015 COLA (1/28/2015)

This year's Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) will be between 2.0% and 3.0% for most eligible retirees and beneficiaries. For more information, click here.

2015 Board Meeting Schedule (12/17/2014)

The 2015 Board of Retirement meeting schedule can be found here.


SamCERA's 2014 Popular Annual Financial Report (PAFR) is available here.

SamCERA's New CEO (11/10/2014)

Scott Hood has been named CEO of SamCERA, effective Nov. 9, 2014. More information can be found here.


SamCERA's 2014 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) is available here.

2014 Actuarial Valuation (10/30/2014)

Click here to view a PDF of SamCERA's 2014 Actuarial Valuation.

SamCERA Makes Changes to Its Board Regulations (10/16/2014)

The changes allow SamCERA to remain in compliance with IRS rules. There will not be any effect on members. More information can be found here.

SamCERA’s Investment Return Assumption Lowered to 7.25% (6/3/2014)

SamCERA has reduced its long-term investment return assumption from 7.5% to 7.25%. More information can be found here.

SamCERA's New Logo (9/10/2013)

SamCERA has a new logo, which features San Mateo County's Pigeon Point Lighthouse. For details, click here.

Web Member Services (6/17/2013)

SamCERA's new Web Member Services portal can be found here.

Pension Legislation FAQs (3/13/2013)

Find answers to some frequently asked questions about "PEPRA," the Public Employees' Pension Reform Act. Click here.


SamCERA Board

100 Marine Parkway,
Suite 125
Redwood City, CA

Pony: RET141

(650) 599-1234 Tel
(650) 591-1488 Fax

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Free Financial Planning Classes

Click here to see the schedule for fall 2015!


SamCERA’s Financial Education Program

SamCERA has partnered with Financial Knowledge Network to provide financial education to members. Financial Knowledge Network is well known and respected throughout the industry for providing ‘conflict free’ education. This means the instructors will not offer to sell financial products or their services to students of their classes. Both SamCERA and Financial Knowledge Network believe that this approach eliminates the stress on all parties that is very often a barrier to learning.

Throughout the year, classes will be offered in various topics such as estate planning, tax planning, selecting stocks, and managing your own portfolio. For a complete listing of course offerings, dates and times and course descriptions, log in to the Learning Management System (LMS).


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