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 2018-19



Retirement Estimate Requests 1,390
Retirement Appointments Scheduled 2,613
Retirement Appointments Attended 2,134
Service Purchase Appointments Scheduled 585
New Members (New Hires) 2,010
New Members (1040 Hours Membership) 925
Rehires 485
Police Recruits 278
Fire Recruits 75
Sheriff Recruits & Miscellaneous Safety 64
Pre-Retirement Seminars 10
Registered Attendees at Pre-Retirement Seminars 785


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