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If you have questions or need information on your retirement benefit, please contact the SDCERA Member Service Center between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

You can email a request or question to, call us at 619-515-6800, or schedule an appointment to meet with one of our retirement advisors.

Thinking About Retirement?

Attend a retirement webinar, calculate your benefit, apply for retirement or contact SDCERA's Member Service Center at 619-515-6800.

Next Regular Board of Retirement Meeting

The next regular meeting of the SDCERA Board of Retirement will be held at 9:00 am on Thursday, October 21, 2021.
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Member Portal Coming Soon

We're launching our online member portal soon so you can easily access your SDCERA information anytime. All we need is your personal email address. Use our sign-up page to get started on your account.

SDCERA Reports Preliminary Investment Returns for Fiscal Year 2021

The San Diego County Employees Retirement Association (SDCERA) reported a preliminary investment return of 25.0 percent for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2021 (FY 2021). As of June 30, 2021, SDCERA's assets under management (AUM) were $16.2 billion.

Based on FY 2021's preliminary return of 25.0 percent, SDCERA's estimated three-year investment return would be 10.1 percent, the five-year return would be 10.0 percent, and the 10-year return would be 7.9 percent, all as of June 30, 2021. These preliminary and estimated investment returns are annualized and net of fees.

SDCERA's final FY 2021 investment return data is expected to be reported in September.

Board Approves Strategic and Annual Business Plans

On Thursday, June 17, the SDCERA Board of Retirement approved the 2022 - 2024 Strategic Plan and the Fiscal Year 2021 - 2022 Annual Business Plan. The plans can be viewed here.

Annual Notice on Tax Withholding

SDCERA is required to provide Members and their beneficiaries with information about their right to change tax elections annually. This notice can be found here.

Alameda Case Update

On July 30, 2020, the California Supreme Court upheld changes to the definition of "compensation earnable" enacted by the California Legislature as part of the Public Employees' Pension Reform Act of 2013. Compensation earnable is the legal term for compensation that is used to calculate SDCERA pension benefits for Tier I, Tier A and Tier B members.

As a result of the decision in Alameda County Deputy Sheriffs Association v Alameda County Employees Retirement Association ("Alameda"), SDCERA and the County of San Diego undertook a review of all compensation considered compensation earnable, or pensionable. Based on that review, SDCERA's Board of Retirement has determined that three earn codes previously considered pensionable are recognition awards that are properly excludable from the definition of compensation earnable and will be excluded as of January 29, 2021.

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