SFERS, CalPERS and certain other California public retirement systems provide “reciprocal” retirement benefits. Under reciprocity, a member’s service credit earned under each reciprocal retirement system may be considered to meet eligibility requirements in each plan (if qualified).
Generally, the eligibility criteria seen below, qualifies for reciprocity under SFERS:
When you retire simultaneously from all systems, your highest compensation earned with any of the reciprocal systems will be used to calculate benefits in each system (given the system uses a retirement formula based on compensation).
For a list of reciprocal retirement systems contact CalPERS at 1-888-225-7377, or visit the CalPERS website.