Kern County Employees' Retirement Association Overview
Public Pension Fund
Kern County Employees' Retirement Association General Information
Kern County Employees' Retirement Association (KCERA) is a multiple-employer defined-benefit public pension fund based in Bakersfield, California. Established in 1945, KCERA administers service retirements, disability retirements, and survivorship benefits on behalf of nearly 18,000 active, deferred, and retired members and their beneficiaries. The plan provides lifetime retirement benefits to members meeting minimum age and service credit requirements. KCERA's mission is to administer retirement benefits, invest the assets of the association and provide quality membership services to eligible public employees, retirees, and their beneficiaries. The assets are managed by the board of trustees.