Administration Department

The Administration Department is led by the Chief Executive Officer who plans, manages, and administers the business of the retirement system and coordinates external outreach with legislators and member organizations.

Benefits Department

The Benefits Department administers all benefit programs and provides multiple services to active, deferred and retired ACERA members.

Fiscal Services Department

The Fiscal Services Department prepares Board Reports, the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR), the Popular Annual Financial Report (PAFR), and the annual budget.  The Department accounts for cash contributions, benefits, payrolls, investments, interest, fixed assets and miscellaneous expenditures.

Human Resource Department

The Human Resource Department handles personnel issues, training programs and management consultation.

Internal Audit Department

The Internal Audit Department provides internal auditing services, consistent with professional standards, for the organization’s Board of Retirement and Senior Management. The Department prepares an annual risk assessment and audit plan, conducts internal operational audits and employer audits and monitors the organization’s compliance with applicable laws and regulations.

Investment Department

The Investment Department oversees ACERA’s investment program, recommending and implementing Board of Retirement Investment decisions.

Legal Department

The Legal Department provides legal advice and assistance to the ACERA Board of Retirement and ACERA staff.

PRISM Department (Project and Information Services Management)

The PRISM Department assesses and solves operational problems in existing and new technology systems.