Normal Retirement Age


The Board of Retirement has adopted resolutions defining normal retirement age as 50 for safety members and as age 60 for general members. The resolutions also requires a “bona fide” separation from service must occur before a retired member who is younger than MercedCERA’s normal retirement ages can be employed as a retiree by a MercedCERA employer.

Bona Fide Separation From Service Factors

A bona fide separation from service is based on two requirements:

  • The absence of a predetermined arrangement to return to work with a MercedCERA employer.
  • Minimum of a 60 day break, or up to 180 day break in service from the date of retirement to the date post-retirement employment begins.