Due to local civil unrest in the downtown area, ACERA’s offices
will be closed on Tuesday, June 2, 2020, and therefore our
call center will be closed as well. You may leave a voicemail or
email us. We will do our best
to respond within one business day.
On May 5, 2020, California’s Supreme Court heard oral arguments
in litigation that started in 2012 over changes to the state
pension law affecting “legacy members” of ACERA and two
other county retirement systems. Legacy members generally
are those who have entry dates into ACERA membership prior to
January 1, 2013, which was the effective date of the California
Public Employees’ Pension Reform Act (PEPRA). This lawsuit
relates only to legacy members who retired on or after January 1,
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.