Change from part-time, seasonal, intermittent, or project
contract status to full-time permanent status.
Employees who change to full-time permanent status become
eligible for ACERA
membership. Upon becoming eligible, your employer’s
payroll clerk or Human Resources department will provide you with
an ACERA New member Enrollment Questionnaire.You need to complete
and return this form to your employer.The form provides ACERA
with the information needed to begin your membership.
In general, your move from one participating employer
to another (such as from Alameda County to Alameda Health System)
should be seamless if there is no break in employment. In most
cases, no action on your part is required. However, in the event
you receive an ACERA Termination
Election of Membership Request Form. You should follow these
In the event you terminate your ACERA-covered employment and
become a member of another pension system in California by
accepting a position with another public employer (e.g., with the
State of California), within 180 days of termination of your
ACERA covered employment you may be eligible to establish a
between ACERA and your new employer’s retirement system.
If you change membership
types during the course of your ACERA-covered employment—for
example, moving from a general member position to a safety member
position—contact us to ensure the date
of this change is accurately processed.
If you take an unpaid medical leave or military leave and
subsequently return to work, you may purchase up to one year of
service credit to restore credit
for your leave period. Other types of unpaid leave are not
eligible for service credit purchase.
To request the cost to purchase service credit for your eligible
unpaid medical or military leave, complete and return the
Form to ACERA.