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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

We have compiled a list of frequently asked questions we received at the Retirement Office, along with our answers. We hope this will help answer your questions.

We have added The Summary of Advantages or Disadvantages of Options to the end of the Q & A document.

Seattle City Employees’ Retirement System FAQs

The document below includes a schedule by which each member may see which pay period they may continue to work through, before retiring and being able to get their first pension payroll check processed on the next available cycle.

2014 Last Day on Active Payroll and First Pension Check

The document below includes information about buybacks and buyback at actuarial cost along with some examples of actuarial costs.

BuyBack Information and Actuarial Cost Examples

The following document includes a list of the monthly retirement check dates. Direct deposits will be made on these dates, and checks will be mailed out the day before the date of the checks.

Monthly Retirement Check Dates - 2014

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