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 2015-16




Retirement Estimate Requests 1,361
Retirement Applications Scheduled 2,542
Retirement Appointments Attended 2,014
Service Purchase Appointments Scheduled 867
New Members (New Hires) 2,442
New Members (1040 Hours Membership) 1,106
Rehires 514
Police Recruits 475
Fire Recruits 173
Sheriff Recruits & Miscellaneous Safety 86
Pre-Retirement Seminars 10
Registered Attendees at Pre-Retirement Seminars 913


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