Membership

Welcome to SFERS!  Retirement is a major milestone in one’s life and it is never too early to start planning for that day.

As a member in the SFERS Sheriff Plan, you have privileges to two benefit programs administered by the San Francisco Employees’ Retirement System (SFERS):

  • Pension Plan (defined benefit plan): provides service retirement benefits calculated using a formula based on age at retirement, years of service and final compensation.
  • 457(b) Deferred Compensation Plan (defined contribution plan): allows participants to acquire additional tax deferred retirement savings through voluntary contributions designed to supplement your pension benefits

You are a member in the SFERS Sheriff Plan, if on or after January 7, 2012 you meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • Sheriff assuming office
  • Hired from a Civil Service list as a permanent employee in a covered classification
  • Appointed to a full-time permanent exempt position in a covered classification
  • Worked in a temporary position in a covered classification for 1,040 hours in any 12-month period*

*Employees working in a temporary/provisional position are eligible for SFERS membership after having earned 1,040 hours in any 12-month period. Prior to reaching 1,040 hours, you will receive a letter from SFERS informing you of the date you are eligible for retirement membership, along with instructions for completing the new member enrollment process.

SFERS Sheriff Plan

Charter Section Plan Name        Membership
A8.608

Sheriff Plan

Sheriff assuming office, undersheriffs and deputized personnel of the Sheriff’s Department hired on or after January 7, 2012

 

New Member Enrollment

Your Membership Status Enrollment Process What to bring Other Actions
Hired as a Permanent Employee
  • Attend New Member Enrollment Orientation any Tuesday at 8:30 am or Thursday at 3:00 pm
  • Enroll in the San Francisco Deferred Compensation 457 (b) Plan (SFDCP)
  • Employee Processing Form
  • Picture ID
  • Designate a Beneficiary
  • Elect Reciprocity
    (if applicable)
  • Register for mySFERS (30 days after enrollment)
Hired as a Temporary/Provisional Employee (membership after 1,040 hours)
  • Attend New Member Enrollment Orientation (date and time indicated in your Membership Confirmation Letter)
  • Enroll in the San Francisco Deferred Compensation 457 (b) Plan (SFDCP)
  • Membership Confirmation Letter
  • Picture ID
  • Designate a Beneficiary
  • Elect Reciprocity
    (if applicable)
  • Register for mySFERS (30 days after enrollment)

 

 

 

 

 

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