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SCERS's Notices

Notice for Retired Members: 2022 1099-Rs will be mailed no later than Tuesday, January 31, 2023.


Our customer service window hours will be from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.  Because the Pacific Building remains locked, please call building security at (206) 276-5782 to be let in the building.  Please do not call building security for any other reason other than to access the building.

Please call us at (206) 386-1293 or email us at retirecity@seattle.gov if you have questions.

Working After Retirement

Temporary employment:
If the City of Seattle hires you as a temporary employee, there will be no impact on your pension and annuity retirement benefits if you do not exceed 1,040 hours of work in any calendar year.  The first pay period of the City's calendar year is typically the last pay period in December of the previous year.

If you work more than 1,040 hours in a calendar year, your benefits will reduce.  Depending on the amount of your temporary salary, you might only receive the annuity portion.  This is the portion funded by your contributions and interest of your retirement benefit.  The reduction in your pension will continue until your temporary service ends or until the end of the calendar year, whichever comes first.   If your temporary position continues into the next calendar year, you may work an additional 1,040 hours before losing some or all of the pension portion of your benefit.  The pension portion of your benefit is the part of your benefit funded by the City.  

If the City hires you after retirement, you will not be required to make contributions to the retirement system.  Tell your human resources staff know right away if you see retirement deductions coming out of your paycheck.  

Regular employment:

If the City hires you in a regular employment position, the pension portion of your benefit will freeze until your City service ends. 

You will continue to receive the annuity portion of your retirement benefit.  You are still retired even though you are working for the City.   You should not have retirement contributions deducted from your paycheck.  If you have self-paid medical coverage through the City of Seattle, please contact the SDHR Benefits Unit to let them know you have medical coverage as a regular employee.  SDHR Benefits Unit will suspend your retiree medical coverage.  

Please contact the Retirement Office when you separate from City employment again so that your full retirement benefit can resume.  You will also need to contact SDHR Benefit Unit to resume your self-paid medical coverage (if applicable).

Retirement

Jeffrey S. Davis, Executive Director
Address: 720 3rd Ave, 9th Floor, Seattle, WA, 98104
Phone: (206) 386-1293
Fax: (206) 386-1506
retirecity@seattle.gov
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The City of Seattle Employees' Retirement Office has two major functions: administration of retirement benefits and management of the assets of the Retirement Fund. Employee and employer contributions as well as investment earnings provide funding for the System.

The Mission of SCERS is to fulfill the promise made to our members by delivering the retirement benefits they have earned.