RETIREE PAY DATE

Direct Deposit
 December 1
Check Mailing
November 30

Welcome to

Santa Barbara County
Employees’ Retirement System

About Us

SBCERS offices are closed to the public, however we can assist you online or over the phone. If you have questions regarding our social distancing policy, or just want to discuss your retirement account, please call 1-877-568-2940 or email [email protected].

ANNOUNCEMENTS & HIGHLIGHTS

RFP FOR PROFESSIONAL AUDITING SERVICES

The Santa Barbara County Employees’ Retirement System (SBCERS) is requesting proposals from qualified firms of certified public accountants (Auditors) to audit its financial statements for five years beginning with the fiscal year ending June 30, 2024, with the option of extending the contract for one additional five-year period, at SBCERS’ sole discretion… Click here for more information>

RESULTS: SAFETY ELECTION FOR THE BOARD OF RETIREMENT

Paul Uhl (Sheriff’s Office), the candidate with the highest number of votes, was elected Safety Member. Frederick Tan (Fire Department), the runner-up candidate in a different Safety category, was elected the Alternate Safety Member. Both Uhl and Tan will serve three-year terms from January 1, 2023 to December 31, 2025…. Click here for more information>

In-Person Retiree Health Fair: October 21

SBCERS In-Person Retiree Health Fair is on Friday, October 21 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Board of Supervisors Hearing Room in the County Administration Building in downtown Santa Barbara… Click here to go to the 2023 Open Enrollment Webpage >

Virtual Retiree Health Fair: October 9 – 15

SBCERS’ Virtual Health Fair is now available to view online. During this week you’ll be able to watch engaging videos from a variety of health and wellness vendors from the comfort of your laptop or smartphone. Some of the topics covered will include diving into your benefits, well-being, fun activities and more… Click here to go to the Virtual Health Fair >

Board of Retirement Special General Election

An election will be held from Wednesday, November 30, 2022 to Monday, January 2, 2023, to select an active General Member to fill the vacancy of the 3rd General Member of the Board of Retirement of Santa Barbara County Employees’ Retirement System (SBCERS). The successful candidate will serve the remaining term of the 3rd General Member beginning from January 25, 2023 to December 31, 2023… Click here for more on Board of Retirement Elections >

RETIREE OPEN ENROLLMENT: OCTOBER 1 – 31

Open enrollment for the 2023 plan year is from October 1, 2022 through October 31, 2022. SBCERS must receive all enrollments, changes and cancellations (if any) NO LATER THAN Tuesday, November 1, 2022… Click for more information>

Alameda Case: Refund of Contributions on Stand-By Pay

The County of Santa Barbara negotiated a number of side letters with several labor unions, including SEIU Local 620, Santa Barbara County Fire Fighters Inc., Local 2046, and the Santa Barbara County Deputy Sheriff’s Association, all dated March 2, 2022.  Pursuant to these side letters, particular special assignment pay within specific job classifications was recharacterized as an allowance, effective December 30, 2019. Each of these events has resulted in the creation of a number of new or amended earn codes, which are scheduled for implementation to the County timekeeping system effective Pay Period 2022-16. Click here to read more on the Alameda Case Update Page >

Learn About Your SBCERS Membership Statement

Active and Deferred SBCERS Members have received a Member Statement in the mail, along with the SBCERS Popular Annual Financial Report. Active and Deferred Members can view their Member Statement online at MySBCERS, by clicking “Statements” under “Communications.” Click here to learn 6 tips to being well informed and retirement ready>

Information on Disability Retirement Benefits and SBCERS Account Management Best Practices

Please know that your retirement benefits protect you and your loved ones in the event you become disabled and are unable to perform your usual duties…. Click here to learn more about your benefits and how to ensure your wishes are properly carried out >

RETIREMENT BASICS WORKSHOP VIDEO AVAILABLE

Watch the video from the May 2019 Retirement Basics Workshop: Best Practices for Retirement Planning… Watch the Video >

ANNOUNCEMENTS & HIGHLIGHTS

RFP FOR PROFESSIONAL AUDITING SERVICES

The Santa Barbara County Employees’ Retirement System (SBCERS) is requesting proposals from qualified firms of certified public accountants (Auditors) to audit its financial statements for five years beginning with the fiscal year ending June 30, 2024, with the option of extending the contract for one additional five-year period, at SBCERS’ sole discretion… Click here for more information>

RESULTS: SAFETY ELECTION FOR THE BOARD OF RETIREMENT

Paul Uhl (Sheriff’s Office), the candidate with the highest number of votes, was elected Safety Member. Frederick Tan (Fire Department), the runner-up candidate in a different Safety category, was elected the Alternate Safety Member. Both Uhl and Tan will serve three-year terms from January 1, 2023 to December 31, 2025…. Click here for more information>

In-Person Retiree Health Fair: October 21

SBCERS In-Person Retiree Health Fair is on Friday, October 21 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Board of Supervisors Hearing Room in the County Administration Building in downtown Santa Barbara… Click here to go to the 2023 Open Enrollment Webpage >

Virtual Retiree Health Fair: October 9 – 15

SBCERS’ Virtual Health Fair is now available to view online. During this week you’ll be able to watch engaging videos from a variety of health and wellness vendors from the comfort of your laptop or smartphone. Some of the topics covered will include diving into your benefits, well-being, fun activities and more… Click here to go to the Virtual Health Fair >

Board of Retirement Special General Election

An election will be held from Wednesday, November 30, 2022 to Monday, January 2, 2023, to select an active General Member to fill the vacancy of the 3rd General Member of the Board of Retirement of Santa Barbara County Employees’ Retirement System (SBCERS). The successful candidate will serve the remaining term of the 3rd General Member beginning from January 25, 2023 to December 31, 2023… Click here for more on Board of Retirement Elections >

RETIREE OPEN ENROLLMENT: OCTOBER 1 – 31

Open enrollment for the 2023 plan year is from October 1, 2022 through October 31, 2022. SBCERS must receive all enrollments, changes and cancellations (if any) NO LATER THAN Tuesday, November 1, 2022… Click for more information>

Alameda Case: Refund of Contributions on Stand-By Pay

The County of Santa Barbara negotiated a number of side letters with several labor unions, including SEIU Local 620, Santa Barbara County Fire Fighters Inc., Local 2046, and the Santa Barbara County Deputy Sheriff’s Association, all dated March 2, 2022.  Pursuant to these side letters, particular special assignment pay within specific job classifications was recharacterized as an allowance, effective December 30, 2019. Each of these events has resulted in the creation of a number of new or amended earn codes, which are scheduled for implementation to the County timekeeping system effective Pay Period 2022-16. Click here to read more on the Alameda Case Update Page >

Learn About Your SBCERS Membership Statement

Active and Deferred SBCERS Members have received a Member Statement in the mail, along with the SBCERS Popular Annual Financial Report. Active and Deferred Members can view their Member Statement online at MySBCERS, by clicking “Statements” under “Communications.” Click here to learn 6 tips to being well informed and retirement ready>

Information on Disability Retirement Benefits and SBCERS Account Management Best Practices

Please know that your retirement benefits protect you and your loved ones in the event you become disabled and are unable to perform your usual duties…. Click here to learn more about your benefits and how to ensure your wishes are properly carried out >

RETIREMENT BASICS WORKSHOP VIDEO AVAILABLE

Watch the video from the May 2019 Retirement Basics Workshop: Best Practices for Retirement Planning… Watch the Video >

MONTHLY INVESTMENT PERFORMANCE

August 2022 Fund Performance: Fiscal Year to Date performance is 1.11%.
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