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3.08.130 Agreement to participate in PERS three percent at age 55 for safety employees.
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The county is a member of the California Public Employees Retirement System. The county participates, by contract, in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) three percent at age 55 for public safety employees (as classified by PERS) who are employed by the county as permanent employees before January 1, 2013. Such public safety employees will pay towards the county’s PERS retirement costs such amounts as set out in the most recent approved memorandum of understanding between the employee’s bargaining unit and the county, unless the employee contribution rate is otherwise established by any law.

For public safety employees who are hired by the county as permanent employees on or after January 1, 2013, and who constitute new members (to PERS) as defined in Cal. Gov’t. Code § 7522.04, such employees will participate in 2.5 percent at age 55 retirement plan through PERS and such employees shall be required to pay the applicable employee contribution towards the PERS retirement costs as may be established from time to time by PERS (reference – Cal. Gov’t. Code § 20516.5).

For employees who are hired by the county as permanent employees on or after January 1, 2013, and who do not constitute new members (to PERS) as defined in Cal. Gov’t. Code § 7522.04, such employees will participate in three percent at age 55 retirement plan and such employees shall pay nine percent of their gross pay towards their PERS retirement. (Ord. 1046, eff. 8/3/13)

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