SCERS Mission, Vision, and Goals

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.


Candidates Announced and Election Period Begins

Vote on-line at or by paper ballot through Monday, June 1, 2015 until 5pm Pacific Standard Time.  Paper ballots must be received by Monday, June 1, 2015 to be counted.  For technical difficulties or if you do not have your USER ID and PASSWORD for on-line voting, please call 1-866-984-3125 and a representative will be able to assist you.

Seattle City ERS Infrastructure Manager Search

The Seattle City Employees Retirement Systems (SCERS) is accepting proposals from investment firms to manage an infrastructure open or closed-end fund for the System's $2.4 billion, defined benefit pension System. Interested firms may compete for either opportunity or both.  In order to be considered, the candidates must be raising or have an open infrastructure fund. The focus of the search will be on US, non-US and global funds.  SCERS may commit between $50-70 million with one or more infrastructure funds Importantly, SCERS reserves the right to reject any and all proposals at their discretion. More information can be found at SCERS's consultant website.

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.