Contributions

As a member in the SFERS Safety Old Plans, the base contribution rate is set at 7.0% of covered pay (excluding overtime and most premium pay).

As a member in the SFERS Safety New Plans Tier I, the base contribution rate is set at 7.5% of covered pay (excluding overtime and most premium pay).

As a member in the SFERS Safety New Plans Tier II and Tier III, the base contribution rate is set at 9.0% of covered pay (excluding overtime and most premium pay).

As a result of  contribution cost-sharing provisions established under Proposition C of November 2011, the contribution rate will be adjusted once a year effective each July 1 based on:

  1. the City’s required contribution amount each fiscal year
  2. your hourly base rate of pay on June 30 each year

Contribution Rates for SFERS Safety Plan Members, Effective July 1, 2017:

Member Plan
Member Contribution
 Base Rate
Adjusted Member
Contribution Rate
(regardless of pay rate)
Police and Fire Old Plans A8.595 & A8.596

 7.0%

11.5%

Police and Fire New Plans Tier I – A8.597 & A8.598

 7.5%

12.0%

  Your member contribution rate may be adjusted in the range of +6.0% to -6.0%

 

Base Rate of Pay at June 30, 2017*:
Less than $55.1849 per hour or its equivalent                        
At or above $55.1849 per hour or its equivalent
Member Plan
Adjusted Member
Contribution Rate
Adjusted Member
Contribution Rate
Police and Fire New Plans Tier II – A8.601 & A8.602 12.5% 13.0%
Police and Fire New Plans Tier III – A8.604 & A8.605 12.5% 13.0%
Your member contribution rate may be adjusted in the range of +6.0% to -6.0%

* The hourly base rate of pay used to determine your contribution rate for FY 2017-18 is the rate referenced on your paycheck (or advice notice) dated July 11, 2017. Your contribution rate will not change during the fiscal year, even if your rate of pay changes during the fiscal year. If you have a question about your hourly base rate of pay, please contact your department personnel officer.

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