Establishing Reciprocity


Establishing Reciprocity With Another Retirement System

Reciprocity is the joining or linking of similarly administered California public retirement systems. Under very specific rules, establishing reciprocity allows employees who move between certain California retirement systems to preserve and enhance their total retirement benefits.

All 1937 Act County Employee Retirement Systems and all Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) agencies have reciprocal agreements. As a result, ACERA has reciprocal agreements with most California counties, the State of California, and many of California’s cities and public agencies.