Whether you are a retired City of Seattle employee, an active employee saving and planning for retirement, or an interested resident of the City, we have the information you need about the Seattle City Employees' Retirement System (SCERS).

See our FAQs to answers to our most frequently asked questions.


2016 Trustee Election for Active Member Seat

Candidates for the Active Member seat were announced at the May 12, 2016 Board of Administration  meeting.  Candidates, in alphabetical order, are:

  • Jean Becker, Seattle City Light
  • James Warren, Seattle Department of Transportation

Election packages have been mailed to eligible active and retired members of the Seattle City Employees' Retirement System.  You will be able to cast your vote either on-line or by paper ballot.  Your election package will include instructions on how to vote on-line or to vote by paper ballot (a pre-addressed, stamped envelope is included).  On-line voting is encouraged.  Paper ballots must be received by the election service no later than June 6, 2016 by 5:00 p.m. PST to be counted.  On-line voting must be completed by 5:00 p.m. PST on June 6, 2016.  For technical assistance, please call 1-866-720-4357.

Your vote is important.  Thank you.


Active Members

Most City of Seattle non-uniformed employees are automatically enrolled as members of the Seattle City Employees' Retirement System. You are an active member of the Retirement System if:

  • You are enrolled in the Retirement System and you are still working for the City of Seattle; or,
  • You enrolled in the system, left City employment, left your contributions in the system, and have not yet started receiving retirement benefits from the Retirement System.

Retired Members

You are considered a retired member of the Retirement System if:

  • You have started receiving retirement benefits from the Retirement System, even if you still work somewhere else; or,
  • You are the beneficiary of a retired member and currently receiving benefits from the Retirement System.