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

In March 2020, the City of Seattle updated the COVID-19 guidance for our workforce.  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 in-person Board of Administration meetings, Investment Committee meetings, and all retirement planning seminars effective March 2020 until further notice.  These meetings will be conducted virtually.  Effective Monday, March 16, 2020, our customer service window and offices will be closed until further notice.  All SCERS staff are working remotely.  For assistance, we recommend you email us rather than call.  Our email address is retirecity@seattle.gov

For up to date information on Covid-19, please see the King County Covid-19 website.

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