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Tacoma Employees' Retirement System

The Tacoma Employees' Retirement System (TERS) is a defined benefit plan covering employees of the City of Tacoma and other Member Public Agencies. It is funded by employee and employer contributions, as well as investment returns.


Election for the Tacoma Employees' Retirement System Board Ends on April 11, 2017


City of Tacoma Employees:
The election will be Tuesday, April 11, 2017. The term of office for this position is three years beginning Monday, June 5, 2017 through May 31, 2020. The official notice of this election was distributed to departments and has been posted in your work area. Official ballots have been distributed to members during the week of March 21, 2017.
The ballots and candidate statements have been distributed to all active members of the Tacoma Employees’ Retirement System (TERS). If you did not receive a ballot and candidate statement and you are an active member of TERS, please contact the City Clerk’s Office at (253) 591-5178 or by emailing apunsalan@cityoftacoma.org.

Completed ballots must be sent to the City Clerk’s Office located at 733 Market Street, Room 11, Tacoma, WA 98402 no later than 5 PM, Tuesday, April 11, 2017.  Ballots received or postmarked after Tuesday, April 11, 2017, will not be considered.
If you have any questions, please contact Doris Sorum at (253) 591-5361. 


2017 Cost of Living Adjustment for TERS Retirees

Please see the Cost of Living Adjustment Letter for information regarding the 2017 Cost of Living Adjustment.