Board of Retirement Meeting Information: September 11, 2020 Meeting Agenda
Alameda Court Decision (Updated 9/11/2020)
The California Supreme Court issued a decision July 30, 2020 in the case known as Alameda County Deputy Sheriffs' Association et al. v. Alameda County Employees' Retirement Association and Board of Retirement of ACERA (S247095, also known as "the Alameda case").
Retired Members: The decision applies to SJCERA members who retire(d) on or after January 1, 2013 whose benefit was calculated using a pay type that PEPRA required to be excluded. If your Final Average Compensation period includes pay for hours "in excess of normal working hours" (such as stand-by pay) or another excluded pay type, that compensation will most likely have to be excluded from your retirement benefit calculation. Active and Deferred Members: Active and Deferred members who paid contributions on an excluded pay type on or after January 1, 2013 will most likely be entitled to a return of those contributions.
Preliminary estimates indicate that fewer than one-percent of SJCERA members will be affected. SJCERA staff is currently reviewing all pay types to identify those affected by the Alameda decision. We anticipate the Board of Retirement will take action on the excluded pay types this fall. After the Board's decision on pay types, SJCERA will contact the affected members. For more information please review the presentation made by legal counsel to the Board of Retirement.