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.


2017 Trustee Election for Retired Member Seat

There are two candidates for the Retired Member seat for SCERS's Board of Administration.  Candidates, in alphabetical order, are:

  • Mary Pat DiLeva
  • Louis Walter

Election packages which include the election ballot and candidate biographies 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 beginning Friday, May 12, 2017.

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. To vote on-line you will need the election validation number and your home zip code.  The election validation number is included in your election package.  Paper ballots must be received by the election service no later than Monday, June 5, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. PST.  On-line voting must be completed no later than Monday, June 5, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. PST.

For technical assistance, please call 1-866-720-4357 (Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. EST) and a representative will be able to assist you.

Thank you for voting!


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.