, the Imperial County Employees' Retirement System, is responsible for the prudent management of investments and benefits for its members and is dedicated to providing quality services to its members.

Management of the retirement system is vested in the Board of Retirement, which consists of nine members. Members include the County Treasurer, four appointed by the Board of Supervisors (one of whom may be a County Supervisor); two elected by active general members; one elected by the retired members; one elected by the active safety members. All Board members except the County Treasurer serve for three-year terms.

Regular meetings of the Imperial County Board of Retirement are held on the third Wednesday of each month at 8:30 a.m. in the Board of Supervisors' Chambers. Time, dates and places of such meetings are subject to change.

Membership is divided into two categories:
  • Safety Members: Eligible employees whose principal duties consist of active law enforcement, active fire suppression and certain probation officers (per Section  31469.4 Government code and resolution of the County Board of Supervisors) are safety members.
  • General Members: All other employees not classified as safety.

Membership in the retirement system is effective on the FIRST DAY of the first full pay period after employment by the County. Every regular full-time employee employed for a minimum of 30 hours per week becomes a member of the Imperial County Employees Retirement System. (Membership is mandatory except for elected officials and newly hired employees who have attained the age of 60.)

ICERS is not integrated with Social Security which means you will only receive social security benefits if you met their quarter qualifications thru other employment.

The systems primary benefit is the lifetime pension that will be paid to the systems qualified members and eligible beneficiaries.

If you are a deferred member you can access information about retirement under Deferred retirement. Under Disability Retirement you can learn about the two types of disability benefits available to our members. If you are interested in finding out about what happens to your retirement benefits upon your death you will find that information under survivor benefits.

It is our goal to keep you updated on current retirement benefits passed by the State of California. You will find that information under Retirement Law of 1937.

ICERS is committed to providing our members with information to help them efficiently plan their retirement. Under Member Services we have provided you with planning information and a benefits calculator.