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.


Candidacy Period Open - Retired Member Seat

SCERS will have an election for the Retired Member Seat for a three year term from July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2020.  The period for candidacy is 8:00 a.m., Thursday, April 13, 2017 through 5:00 p.m., Thursday, April 27, 2017. 

Candidates can apply in person at SCERS's offices at 720 3rd Avenue, Suite 900, by email, or by mailing your information to Seattle City Employees' Retirement System, 720 3rd Ave, Suite 900, Seattle, WA  98104.

More details are available on the link.


SCERS Plan 2

SCERS Plan 2 is a new Retirement Plan for eligible employees hired after December 31, 2016. 

Have you earned service before January 1, 2017 that is eligible for purchase or redeposit and you haven't yet joined the Retirement System? Find out how SCERS Plan 2 applies to 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.