A Note on COVID-19

From the RLACEI Board:

Amid the uncertainty from day to day and the apprehension of receiving updates daily, hourly and even minute by minute concerning the outbreak of the worldwide pandemic known as coronavirus (COVID-19), please know that the RLACEI Board wishes all its members to stay safe and to stay healthy. These are times when fear and anxiety can become overwhelming. We are now living in a new reality, uncertain when the world will return to “normal.” So, the Board asks that you take time to take care of yourselves both mentally and physically.

Keep your spirit strong and your mind calm.

Meet the Personnel Breakfast Group

Meet the Personnel Breakfast Group, which also refers to itself as the Golden Girls and the Bronze Girls. The one thing these ladies have in common, other than being Retired and enjoying every bit of it, is that they all worked in Personnel...


LACERS BOARD UPDATE: LACERS Improves Health Benefits As Retirees Focus on...

LACERS Benefits Administration Committee just approved improvements to our health plans ...

A Note on COVID-19

The Board is confident that you are taking the proper precautions to stay as healthy and as safe as possible, following the policies that governmental agencies are recommending...

Ed Harding Retires: Tributes

RLACEI President Emeritus Edward Harding is retiring from the RLACEI Board after serving as President for more than 24 years and as Board member for more than 30 years...

Ed Harding’s Career

My dad, Ed Harding, and I have a number of things in common. We both had City of L.A. Street Maintenance careers, holding many of the same job titles (in different eras, of course) as we promoted up through the ranks, both of us retiring from the same Division Head position...

Ed Harding, My Dad by Dennis Harding, RLACEI Director

My dad, Ed Harding, and I have a number of things in common. We both had City of L.A. Street Maintenance careers, holding many of the same job titles as we promoted up through the ranks...

Cal. Supreme Court Issues Good, Cautious Pension News

On July 30, the California Supreme Court rendered its much-anticipated decision regarding public pensions. Following are the background and overview of the Court’s decision; and relevance for LACERS Members and Retirees.

Lifes Moments: Retirements Listing August 2020

Here’s a listing of all those who retired from the City this month.

LACERS BOARD UPDATE: LACERS Adopts New Actuarial Assumptions

Whenever I write on the subject of actuarial calculations, I see eyes glazing over before I begin, so bear with me. Yes, changing LACERS’ actuarial assumptions may not sound important or thrilling, but..

Fernie ‘ELVIZ’ Ramirez is a Retiree on the Move.

Fernie Ramirez retired March 24 from LAPD Training Division’s Art Unit after 32 years of City service. He worked about 16 years at the L.A. Zoo and about 16 years with the LAPD as a Graphic Designer...

Canceling Is No Picnic

This year’s annual RLACEI summer picnic, scheduled for Aug. 6 at Grace E. Simons Lodge, has sadly but reasonably been canceled due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic...