SFERS Proxy Voting 2020 Review and Updated 2021 Guidelines

During the February 10, 2021 Retirement Board meeting, SFERS staff provided its annual update on SFERS proxy voting program. This update included a report on shareholder votes cast during 2020, and seven recommended updates to the SFERS Proxy Voting Guidelines for 2021, which the Board approved. Read more…

Published: March 2, 2021

SFERS 2020 Annual ESG Update

During the October 14, 2020 Retirement Board meeting, SFERS staff provided their annual Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) update. Read the full overview here.

Published: October 26, 2020

Notice of Phishing Email

SFERS has been made aware of a phishing email that has been sent to some members. SFERS takes this seriously and wants all our members to know that this is  a spam email and not a solicitation that is affiliated with either SFERS or the City’s Deferred Compensation Plan (SFDCP). A company using the domain…

Published: October 23, 2020

No Supplemental COLA Payable, Effective July 1, 2020

At the September 2020 meeting, the Retirement Board determined that there will be no Supplemental COLA payable effective July 1, 2020, as there were no excess investment earnings on the Retirement Fund in the 2019-2020 fiscal year as required by Charter Section A8.526.

Published: September 10, 2020

An Update for our SFERS Community Regarding the COVID-19 Virus (Coronavirus)

The SFERS office will remain closed to the public until further notice. The SFERS Management continues to take proactive steps to ensure the wellbeing of our staff and our members. Your benefits will not be impacted, and we will continue to provide the service you have come to expect. Check back regularly, or call the…

Published: September 1, 2020

Annual Member Statements are in the Mail!

Annual Statements for fiscal year ended June 30, 2020 started mailing on August 12, 2020 to active and vested members.  Your Annual Statement will be mailed to your home address according to payroll records as of June 30, 2020. Please allow 5 to 7 business days to receive your statement. Starting on Monday, August 17th, you…

Published: August 12, 2020

No Access to mySFERS Member Portal Between 8/7/20 and 8/9/20 due to Website Maintenance

We will be conducting regularly scheduled maintenance on the mySFERS member portal between 6:00 pm on Friday, 8/7 and 6:00 pm on Sunday, 8/9. During the maintenance, members will not have access to the mySFERS member portal. Once the maintenance is complete, users may experience an extended delay in accessing account information as we refresh…

Published: August 4, 2020

Retirement Board Elects New Officers

At the June 10, 2020 meeting, members of the Retirement Board elected Commissioner Leona Bridges and Commissioner Al Casciato to serve as President and Vice President, respectively. Commissioner Leona Bridges, a former Managing Director for Barclays Global Investors of San Francisco, brings over 20 years of financial and investment management experience to the San Francisco Employees’…

Published: June 15, 2020

Update to the Notice of Potential Data Breach

The Retirement System has mailed letters to all affected members beginning June 1, 2020.  Your letter will provide an individual activation code if you have been offered Experian identity theft protection.  Experian requires this code in order to enroll you in the program.  Not all members will receive an activation code. The offer was made…

Published: June 2, 2020

An Update for our SFERS Community Regarding the COVID-19 Virus (Coronavirus)

Dear Members, We understand that this is a time of great uncertainty.  We know that our members may have concerns about the implications of the coronavirus outbreak to your long-term retirement plans and how to access SFERS services during this difficult time. From the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic, SFERS management have been taking proactive…

Published: April 1, 2020

A call to action to help win the fight against COVID‐19

The San Francisco Employees Retirement System (SFERS) issues a call to action for all businesses to find a way to reorganize their manufacturing, distribution, resources, and service capabilities to enable us all to win the fight against COVID‐19…Read the full press release here

Published: March 23, 2020

A Message to our SFERS Community Regarding the COVID-19 Virus (Coronavirus)

In accordance with a “Shelter in Place” Order from the City’s Public Health Officer issued on March 16, 2020, SFERS’ office is closed effective immediately and continuing through April 7, 2020. During this time, SFERS is employing the following actions: Our highest priority is to ensure that our retirees continue to be paid on time.…

Published: March 17, 2020

May 16, 2019 “Ready to Retire” Seminar is Full

Effective February 11, 2019, SFERS is no longer accepting enrollments for the May 16, 2019 “Ready to Retire” Seminar. Please check the 2019 seminar schedule for the next available seminar. Seminar Schedule

Published: January 25, 2019

1099R Forms for Tax Year 2018

1099R Forms for Tax Year 2018 will be mailed to all benefit recipients no later than January 31, 2019

Published: January 15, 2019

The December 19, 2018 Investment Committee Meeting Has Been Cancelled

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the meeting of the Investment Committee scheduled for Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at 1:00 PM at 1145 Market Street, 6th Floor, San Francisco, California, has been cancelled. NOTICE OF CANCELLED INVESTMENT COMMITTEE MEETING

Published: December 19, 2018

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