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).

Notice - COVID-19 and SCERS's Office Staffing

Recently, the City of Seattle updated our COVID-19 guidance for our workforce. The City did so after evaluating PHSKC's updated recommendations to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The guidance the City is providing our workforce is as follows:

  • Whenever possible, City employees are encouraged to telework.
  • Whenever possible, non-essential in-person meetings/events should be canceled or convened in alternative ways (Skype, conference call, etc.)
  • If a meeting/event must take place, try to create more physical space between meeting attendees.
  • Meetings/events that are designed for a high-risk population should be canceled.
  • Meetings/events that could have high-risk attendees should encourage those attendees to stay home and should provide alternate ways to engage with the event (Skype, conference call, etc.).

Because of this guidance, SCERS will be operating with limited staff.  SCERS has canceled the Board of Administration meeting, Investment Committee meeting, and all retirement planning seminars for the month of March.  Effective Monday, March 16, 2020, our customer service window will be closed until further notice.  Please call us at 206-386-1293 or email at retirecity@seattle.gov

Thank you for your important actions to prevent risk and exposure.