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 steps:
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 reciprocal agreement 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 Purchase Request Form to ACERA.