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The San Diego County Employees Retirement Association (SDCERA) was established July 1, 1939 as an independent association pursuant to the County Employees Retirement Law of 1937. SDCERA administers retirement and associated benefits for eligible employees of the County of San Diego and other participating employers, and is responsible for collecting, depositing, investing and managing the retirement funds. The SDCERA team works under the direction and governance of the Board of Retirement. SDCERA provides a wide range of member services to more than 40,000 active, deferred and retired Members.

SDCERA Mission

SDCERA's mission is mandated by the California Constitution:

Invest and diversify Trust Fund assets so as to minimize the risk of loss and to maximize the rate of return;

Use Trust Fund assets for the exclusive purpose of providing benefits to Members and beneficiaries; and

Administer the retirement plan in a manner that will assure prompt delivery of benefits and related services to Members and beneficiaries.