Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44 Page 45 Page 46 Page 47 Page 48 Page 49 Page 50 Page 51 Page 52 Page 53 Page 54 Page 55 Page 56 Page 57 Page 58 Page 59 Page 60 Page 61 Page 62 Page 63 Page 64 Page 65 Page 66 Page 67 Page 68 Page 69 Page 70 Page 71 Page 72 Page 73 Page 74 Page 75 Page 76 Page 77 Page 78 Page 79 Page 80 Page 81 Page 82 Page 83 Page 84 Page 85 Page 86 Page 87 Page 88 Page 89 Page 90Seattle City Light 2015 Annual Report THE CITY OF SEATTLE—CITY LIGHT DEPARTMENT NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AS OF AND FOR THE YEARS ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2015 AND 2014 - 46 - 11. SEATTLE CITY EMPLOYEES’ RETIREMENT SYSTEM Effective January 1, 2015, the Department implemented GASB Statement No. 68, Accounting and Financial Reporting for Pensions – an amendment of GASB Statement No. 27 and Statement No. 71, Pension Transition for Contributions Made Subsequent to the Measurement Date – an amendment of GASB Statement No. 68. The cumulative effect of the change in Net position due to the change in accounting standard was a decrease of $233.8 million and is shown as an adjustment to beginning Net position for 2015. The prior year balances for Deferred outflows of resources, the Net pension liability, and the Statement of Revenue, Expenses, and Changes in Net position were not restated as the required information was unavailable. For this reason, the applicable disclosures for year ending December 31, 2014, relate to GASB Statement No. 27, Accounting for Pensions by State and Local Governmental Employers. Plan Description - The Seattle City Employees’ Retirement System (SCERS) is a cost-sharing multiple- employer defined benefit public employee retirement system, covering employees of the City and administered in accordance with Chapter 41.28 of the Revised Code of Washington and Chapter 4.36 of the Seattle Municipal Code. SCERS is a pension trust fund of the City. SCERS is administered by the Retirement System Board of Administration (the Board). The Board consists of seven members including the Chair of the Finance Committee of the Seattle City Council, the City of Seattle Finance Director, the City of Seattle Personnel Director, two active members and one retired member of the System who are elected by other system members, and one outside board member who is appointed by the other six board members. Elected and appointed board members serve for three-year terms. All employees of the City are eligible for membership in SCERS with the exception of uniformed police and fire personnel who are covered under a retirement system administered by the State of Washington. Employees of the King County Departments of Transportation and Public Health who established membership in SCERS when these organizations were City departments were allowed to continue their SCERS membership. Following is membership data for employees covered by the benefit terms as of the reporting date, December 31, 2015, and the measurement date, December 31, 2014: 2015 2014 Active members 8,853 8,746 Retired members and beneficiaries receiving benefits 6,222 6,020 Vested terminated employees entitled to benefits 1,246 1,188 Summary of Significant Accounting Policies – SCERS financial statements and schedules are presented using the economic resources measurement focus and the accrual basis of accounting. For purposes of measuring the net pension liability (NPL), deferred outflows of resources and deferred inflows of resources related to pensions, and pension expense, information about the fiduciary net position of SCERS and additions to and deductions from SCERS fiduciary net position have been determined on the same basis as they are reported by SCERS. For this purpose, benefit payments (including refunds of employee contributions) are recognized when due and payable in accordance with the benefit terms. Investments are reported at fair value. The NPL was measured as of December 31, 2014, and the total pension liability used to calculate the NPL was based on an actuarial valuation as of December 31, 2013, rolled forward to December 31, 2014. 46