Reciprocal Retirement Systems


CCCERA is reciprocal with the other county retirement systems under the 1937 Act, as well as CalPERS and any system that has a reciprocal agreement with CalPERS. To verify whether a system has reciprocity with CCCERA, contact our office.

CCCERA is reciprocal with other CERL counties:

  • Alameda
  • Mendocino
  • San Joaquin
  • Ventura
  • Fresno
  • Merced
  • San Mateo
  • Imperial
  • Orange
  • Santa Barbara
  • Kern
  • Sacramento
  • Sonoma
  • Los Angeles
  • San Bernardino
  • Stanislaus
  • Marin
  • San Diego
  • Tulare

CCCERA is reciprocal with the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS) and has limited reciprocity with the following agencies through state law and agreement with CalPERS:

  • California State Teachers Retirement System (CalSTRS)
  • Judges’ Retirement System (JRS)
  • Judges’ Retirement System II (JRS II)
  • University of California Retirement Plan (UCRP)
  • Legislators’ Retirement System (LRS)

CCCERA is also reciprocal with the following independent public agencies, through reciprocal agreements with CalPERS:

  • Concord
  • Costa Mesa (safety only)
  • City of Fresno
  • Oakland (non-safety only)
  • City of San Diego
  • City and County of San Francisco
  • San Jose
  • City of Los Angeles
  • Pasadena (fire and police)
  • City of Sacramento
  • San Clemente (non-safety only)
  • California Administrative Services Authority
  • CCCWD (Contra Costa County Water District)
  • County of San Luis Obispo
  • EBMUD (East Bay Municipal Water District)
  • EBRPD (East Bay Regional Park District – safety only)
  • Long Beach Schools Business Management Authority
  • Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (non-contract employees’ retirement income plan)

There is no minimum amount of service credit required with any public employer to establish reciprocity. Reciprocal retirement agreements between public agencies can change or terminate. Plan policies may also change through adoption of benefit changes or legislation. 

Membership rules vary from plan to plan; as a reciprocal member your benefits are subject to the laws and policies of each individual system. You must contact each reciprocal employer to verify plan rules and obligations.