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

2020 Notice of Election

An election will be held September 8 – September 29, 2020, to select three members of the Board of Retirement of the Santa Barbara County Employees’ Retirement System: one General, one Retired, and one Retired Alternate member. Click here to view the Elections page and view Candidate Nomination Guides >

SBCERS Santa Barbara Office Has Moved!

Please update your records with our new address and fax number: 130 Robin Hill Road, Suite 100, Goleta, CA 93117. Fax: 805-695-2755. The office is located at the back of the building. Our phone numbers, email addresses, and website have remained the same. Please note that both Santa Barbara and Santa Maria offices remain closed to the public until further notice due to COVID-19. We look forward to greeting you in our new home when it is safe to do so. Click here to view the Announcement >

Request for Proposal for Construction & Design Services

130 Robin Hill Road, LLC (“RHR”), an entity wholly owned by SBCERS, is soliciting proposals from qualified professional construction firms to complete the redevelopment of 130 Robin Hill Road, Goleta, CA 93117… Click here to view the Request for Proposal >

Frequently Asked Questions Regarding COVID-19

The most common themes are about the impact of the financial market decline on SBCERS investments and the potential for changes to the cost of living adjustment. Members also want to know about the risk of benefit payments being reduced or interrupted…. Click here to view questions and answers in a PDF >

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 >

SBCERS Office is implementing social distancing practices

On March 16, 2020, SBCERS is implementing operating practices designed to encourage social distancing and reduce the risk of spreading coronavirus…. Read the CEO’s Letter >

COST OF LIVING ADJUSTMENT AS OF APRIL 1, 2020 IS APPROVED

The Cost of Living Adjustment as of April 1, 2020 is 3% and will be reflected in the May 1, 2020 benefit payment. Plans are limited an increase of 3% or 2%. Any difference will be credited to the COLA bank…. Read the Actuary’s analysis>

RETIREMENT BASICS WORKSHOP VIDEO AVAILABLE

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

UPCOMING EVENTS

Friday, July 3 SBCERS Offices are Closed
Wednesday, July 8 Operations Committee Meeting
Wednesday, July 22 Board of Retirement Meeting
Monday, August 10 Nominating Petitions for General, Retired, and Retired Alternate Members of the Board of Retirement Election Due

ANNOUNCEMENTS & HIGHLIGHTS

2020 Notice of Election

An election will be held September 8 – September 29, 2020, to select three members of the Board of Retirement of the Santa Barbara County Employees’ Retirement System: one General, one Retired, and one Retired Alternate member. Click here to view the Elections page and view Candidate Nomination Guides >

SBCERS Santa Barbara Office Has Moved!

Please update your records with our new address and fax number: 130 Robin Hill Road, Suite 100, Goleta, CA 93117. Fax: 805-695-2755. The office is located at the back of the building. Our phone numbers, email addresses, and website have remained the same. Please note that both Santa Barbara and Santa Maria offices remain closed to the public until further notice due to COVID-19. We look forward to greeting you in our new home when it is safe to do so. Click here to view the Announcement >

Request for Proposal for Construction & Design Services

130 Robin Hill Road, LLC (“RHR”), an entity wholly owned by SBCERS, is soliciting proposals from qualified professional construction firms to complete the redevelopment of 130 Robin Hill Road, Goleta, CA 93117… Click here to view the Request for Proposal >

Frequently Asked Questions Regarding COVID-19

The most common themes are about the impact of the financial market decline on SBCERS investments and the potential for changes to the cost of living adjustment. Members also want to know about the risk of benefit payments being reduced or interrupted…. Click here to view questions and answers in a PDF >

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 >

SBCERS Office is implementing social distancing practices

On March 16, 2020, SBCERS is implementing operating practices designed to encourage social distancing and reduce the risk of spreading coronavirus…. Read the CEO’s Letter >

COST OF LIVING ADJUSTMENT AS OF APRIL 1, 2020 IS APPROVED

The Cost of Living Adjustment as of April 1, 2020 is 3% and will be reflected in the May 1, 2020 benefit payment. Plans are limited an increase of 3% or 2%. Any difference will be credited to the COLA bank…. Read the Actuary’s analysis>

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

May 2020 Fund Performance: Fiscal Year to Date performance is -1.48%.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Friday, July 3 SBCERS Offices are Closed
Wednesday, July 8 Operations Committee Meeting
Wednesday, July 22 Board of Retirement Meeting
Monday, August 10 Nominating Petitions for General, Retired, and Retired Alternate Members of the Board of Retirement Election Due