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To increase transparency and accountability, LACERS has an internal audit staff, including a Departmental Audit Manager.

Internal auditing is a cornerstone of strong governance and bridges the gap between management and the Board. The internal audit function contributes toward accountability, integrity, and good management practices within LACERS operations by: Click here to learn more.

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Changes to LACERS Benefits NEW
Effective February 21, 2016, Members hired on or after February 21, 2016 are Tier 3 Members. Tier 2 Members have been transferred to Tier 1.

Click here for the Council file that contains the ordinance.

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Planning for Retirement (PFR) Seminar
Aug. 11, 2016
PFR Tier 1
Aug. 13, 2016
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Board Meeting Schedule
Aug. 9, 2016
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Aug. 23, 2016
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MyLACERS MyLACERS is a web member service that lets Members view account information 24/7. Active Members can see contributions on account, designated beneficiaries and contact information. Retired Members can view past 1099R statements, current payment statements, designated beneficiaries, current deductions and health deduction information. It's easy, fast and very informative!

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Annie Chao Sworn in as Commissioner of LACERS Board NEW
In a special election, Annie Chao was elected to the Board of Administration of the Los Angeles City Employees’ Retirement System by Active LACERS Members for the term ending June 30, 2018. Commissioner Chao was sworn in by the Los Angeles City Clerk, Holly Wolcott, in the Ken Spiker LACERS boardroom on July 12, 2016.  Click here for more information. 

Former Board Commissioner Rick Rogers Receives Award of Appreciation NEW
At the July 12, 2016 LACERS Board meeting, Board president, Jaime Lee, presented Rick Rogers with an award of appreciation for nearly 13 years of service as former Commissioner and Board President of the LACERS Board.  Click here for more information. 

Annie Chao Wins Special Election for Active Employee Member of the LACERS Board of Administration NEW
The City Clerk has certified the election results for the Active Employee Member of the Board of Administration.  Annie Chao has been elected to the Board of Administration for the term ending June 30, 2018.  Click here to see official results of the special election. 

Sung Won Sohn Sworn In For Second Term
Sung Won Sohn’s re-appointment to the Board of Administration by Mayor Eric Garcetti was confirmed by the Los Angeles City Council for the term ending June 30, 2021.  Commissioner Sohn was sworn in by the City Clerk on June 21 at City Hall.  He has served on the Board since 2015.

LACERS Wins Award for Financial Reporting
The Los Angeles City Employees’ Retirement System (LACERS) has been awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Governmental Accounting and Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) of the United States and Canada for its Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR). The GFOA is a non-profit professional association serving approximately 18,000 government finance professionals.

This marks the 17th consecutive year that LACERS has received this honor. The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting.

Judged by an impartial panel, based on the evidence of transparency and full disclosure in an annual financial report that exceeds requirements of the Generally Accepted Accounting Principles promulgated by the Governmental Accounting Standards Board, the CAFR is a thorough and detailed annual presentation of LACERS’ financial condition. It also documents LACERS’ financial and investment activities.

Health Benefit Eligibility Change for Members with Part-Time Employment NEW
IMPORTANT! Retired Members who had worked part-time that did not qualify for health benefits in the past may now be eligible.
Recently, the City Council adopted an ordinance that amended language related to LACERS health benefits eligibility.  This ordinance took effect on Sunday, February 21, 2016.  Based on this new ordinance, Members who are at least age 55, had worked part-time, and have at least ten years of Service with the City of Los Angeles (worked for the City for at least ten years) now are eligible to receive medical and dental plan premium subsidies.  The new eligibility criteria for LACERS medical and dental plan premium subsidies are summarized below. 

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Important Information Regarding Your Retirement Benefits
If You Plan on Transferring or Promoting to DWP – Reciprocity Has Been Suspended between LACERS and WPERP. On December 10, 2013, the City of Los Angeles adopted an ordinance suspending reciprocity, effective January 1, 2014, between the Los Angeles City Employees’ Retirement System (LACERS) and the Water and Power Employees Retirement Plan (WPERP). Read more ...

Online Videos
To view short video presentation of key topics of the LACERS Plan discussed at the Planning for Retirement Seminars, click here.

Member Demographic Fast Facts
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