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File #: 19-247    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 3/18/2019 Departments: COUNTY MANAGER
On agenda: 3/26/2019 Final action: 3/26/2019
Title: Adopt a resolution setting employer and member contribution rates for the San Mateo County Employees' Retirement Association for all members and employers for fiscal year 2019-2020 in accordance with Government Code Sections 31453 and 31454.
Attachments: 1. 20190326_r_Retirement Contributions.pdf, 2. 20190326_att_Retirement Contributions Rates.pdf
Special Notice / Hearing: None__
Vote Required: Majority

To: Honorable Board of Supervisors
From: Michael P. Callagy, County Manager
Subject: Adoption of Employer and Member Retirement Contributions Rated for FY 2019-2020.

RECOMMENDATION:
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Adopt a resolution setting employer and member contribution rates for the San Mateo County Employees' Retirement Association for all members and employers for fiscal year 2019-2020 in accordance with Government Code Sections 31453 and 31454.

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BACKGROUND:
Government Code Section 31453 requires the Board of Retirement to conduct periodic actuarial valuations of the retirement system and to recommend contribution rates to the Board of Supervisors. Section 31454 requires the Board of Supervisors, not later than 90 days after the beginning of the immediately succeeding fiscal year, to adjust the rates of contributions of all members and all participating employers in accordance with the recommendations of the Board of Retirement.

Adoption of the attached resolution will set employer contribution rates for FY 2019-2020 for all employers for all plans. In addition, it will set the PEPRA Plan 7 member contribution rates. Plan 7 member rates are adjusted annually in accordance with the statutory requirement that these rates be 50% of the Gross Normal Cost Rate as set forth in SamCERA's annual valuation. All other plan member rates are not adjusted on an annual basis and will remain at the current rate.

DISCUSSION:
The Board of Retirement and the SamCERA Chief Executive Officer recommend the contribution rates as set forth in the attached resolution. The rates have been previously communicated to staff of the County, Court, and the San Mateo County Mosquito and Vector Control District.

Pursuant to the 2013 Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) regarding retirement system funding, the County may pay more than the Statutory Contribution Rate (SCR) to address the unfunded liability. SamCERA places th...

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