Retirement Services

The San Francisco Employees’ Retirement System dedicates extensive resources to serving its members. The Retirement Services Division provides a wide range of services to members and their beneficiaries including active and retired member counseling, member communications, active and retired member recordkeeping, pre-retirement education, member payroll accounting, retiree payroll and tax reporting, calculation of benefits, termination benefits and death payments.

The table below summarizes major activities of the SFERS Retirement Services Division during Plan Year 2014-15




Retirement Estimate Requests 978
Retirement Applications Scheduled 2397
Retirement Appointments Attended 2115
Buyback Appointments Scheduled 869
New Members (New Hires) 2398
New Members (1040 Hours Membership) 1264
Rehires 418
Police Recruits 156
Fire Recruits 116
Sheriff Recruits & Miscellaneous Safety 67
Pre-Retirement Seminars 9
Registered Attendees at Pre-Retirement Seminars 838


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