Information for Retirees Considering Returning to Work in Critical Positions for Alameda County, Alameda Health System, or Other ACERA Participating Employers
Under normal circumstances, there are restrictions and duration limits for ACERA retirees returning to work for public agencies that participate in ACERA. Most of those restrictions and limits have been suspended during the emergency. If an ACERA employer determines it is essential to bring a retiree back int
Recent events, including the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak, have
caused a downturn in financial markets. ACERA would like to
reassure our members that your benefits are secure and are
guaranteed by California state law. Your lifetime retirement
allowance is not tied to investment returns, but is calculated
based upon your years of service and salary. At ACERA, we invest
for the long term, and anticipate that our returns may fluctuate
from year to year. However, it’s our long term average earnings
that drive the funding of the plan.
The County has issued guidelines for mass gatherings in order
to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, and is
recommending cancelling small events where possible. As such,
ACERA has cancelled the March 12 Medicare Transition Seminar in
order to reduce coronavirus risk for our members.
You can view the seminar PowerPoint presentation here:
The County Employees Retirement Law of 1937 (CERL), as amended, beginning at California Government Code Section 31450, et seq., is a body of law enacted to govern retirement benefits for certain public employees. The CERL governs retirement systems for county and district employees in those counties adopting its provisions pursuant to Cal. Gov. Code §31500. Twenty California counties operate retirement systems under the provisions of the 1937 Act, which sets forth the policies and regulations governing the actions of these county retirement systems.
List of CERL Statutes Relating to ACERA
This List of CERL Statutes Relating to ACERA is a table containing links to statutes that do or could apply to ACERA and to the authorities, where available, that show that the statutes were properly adopted, where required by the language of the statute itself.