Normal Retirement Age

The Board of Retirement has adopted resolutions defining normal retirement age as 50 for Safety Employee Members and as age 60 for Miscellaneous Employee members. The resolutions also require that a "bona fide" separation from service must occur before any retired member who is younger than normal retirement age can be employed as a retiree by a Merced County Employees' Retirement Association (MCERA) employer.

Bona Fide Separation From Service Factors


A bona fide separation from service is based on two factors:
  • The absence of a predetermined arrangement to return to work with an Merced County Employees' Retirement Association (MCERA) employer.
  • A minimum of 60 day break in service from the date of retirement to the date post-retirement employment begins.