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.