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Active Members

An Active Member is an employee currently working in a permanent position at least 20 hours per week for the County of San Diego or an SDCERA participating employer: San Diego Local Agency Formation Commission, San Dieguito River Park Joint Powers Authority or the Superior Court of California, County of San Diego.

An Active Member is in both a Membership Classification and Benefit Tier.

There are two Membership Classifications:

    Safety Members: Employees in active law enforcement (e.g., Deputy Sheriffs), Probation Officers and District Attorney Investigators.

    General Members: All non-safety Members.

There are five Active Benefit Tiers:

    Tier I: Members who were employed before March 8, 2002 and have opted out of Tier A.

    Tier A: Members who were employed on or after March 8, 2002 and before August 28, 2009.

    Tier B: Members who were employed on or after August 28, 2009 and entered SDCERA
    Membership before January 1, 2013.

    Tier C: Members who entered SDCERA Membership on or after January 1, 2013 and who were employed before July 1, 2018.

    Tier D: General Members who were employed on or after July 1, 2018.

Establishing reciprocity or redepositing previously-withdrawn contributions may affect a Member's Benefit Tier.

For more information about Active Member benefits or to download an SDCERA form, click on the links in the left column.