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LACERA Recognized as an Employer of Choice

On January 17, 2017, LACERA’s investment in creating a positive work environment was nationally recognized with the 2017 WorldatWork Seal of Distinction. Since 2012, this prestigious distinction has been awarded every year to companies that meet a defined standard of providing a distinct, mutually beneficial workplace experience that leads to business success.

World at Work Seal of DistinctionThe overall strength of a company’s total rewards portfolio is evaluated along with the programs, policies, and practices reflected in:

  • Health and wellness
  • Long-term incentives
  • Pay for time not worked
  • Performance management
  • Unpaid time off
  • Recognition
  • Retirement
  • Development opportunities
  • Perquisites
  • Caring for dependents
  • Base pay
  • Culture initiatives and
  • Financial wellness
  • Short-term incentives
  • Workplace flexibility

Winning this award demonstrates LACERA’s commitment to cultivating a work culture dedicated to the professional development and experience of our employees. The boards’ and management’s endorsement of employee programs has helped to support a highly engaged, professional workforce that shares LACERA’s values and mission to produce, protect, and provide the promised benefits.

"LACERA continues to make me proud. The 2017 WorldatWork Seal of Distinction is the latest concrete evidence of LACERA’s dedication to fostering a positive work environment, which allows staff to better serve our members." — Gregg Rademacher, CEO, LACERA

To find out more about the WorldatWork Seal of Distinction, go to

Mother–Baby Friendly Workplace Award

LACERA was recognized as a family-friendly workplace by the California Breastfeeding Coalition when it was nominated and chosen to receive the statewide Mother–Baby Friendly Workplace Award. This is a special honor given to companies that support their breastfeeding employees. As part of its Lactation Support Program, LACERA provides a designated room that allows privacy, comfort, and sanitation for lactating mothers. The company is proactive in orienting employees about the program prior to maternity leave and provides return-to-work consultation. Additionally, the program includes a meeting with the employee and the supervisor to establish a work schedule that facilitates the employee’s lactating needs. In a survey of LACERA’s current nursing mothers, the results showed a consensus that the program increases workplace satisfaction, respect, support, and appreciation for nursing and working mothers.

Two LACERA employees, Julia Ray and Rosalind White, formally accepted the award on May 23, 2017, at the California State Capitol. Representatives from Senator Pan’s office, the California Department of Public Health, and the Labor Commissioner’s office were in attendance.

LACERA employees accept Mother–Baby Friendly Workplace Award.

Public Pension Coordinating Council’sPPCC AWARD

LACERA received the Public Pension Coordinating Council’s (PPCC)* Public Pension Standards 2015 Award, in recognition of meeting professional standards for plan funding and administration as set forth in the Public Pension Standards. The Public Pension Standards are intended to reflect minimum expectations for public retirement systems management and administration and serve as a benchmark by which all defined benefit public plans should be measured. LACERA is a thirteen-time recipient of this important award.

*A confederation of NASRA, NCPERS, and NCTR.


Outstanding Group Achievement 2010 Rideshare Diamond AwardLACERA has been recognized for its charitable giving program. The County of Los Angeles Workplace Giving Program provides employees with a voluntary, cost effective, payroll deduction charitable giving option. Five Board-approved fund distribution agencies, representing over 600 non-profit agencies and a broad range of health and human care services, assist in maximizing donor choices and effective dollar distribution to agencies serving local residents and diverse communities.

Pictured at right are Los Angeles County's CEO, Bill Fujioka, LACERA's Julia Ray, and LACERA's CEO, Gregg Rademacher.


Outstanding Group Achievement 2010 Rideshare Diamond AwardLACERA has been recognized for its rideshare program with the following honors: Outstanding Group Achievement 2010 Rideshare Diamond Award, Outstanding Group Achievement 2009 Rideshare Diamond Award, Shoestring Program 2008 Rideshare Diamond Award, and Innovative Rideshare Program 2005 Rideshare Diamond Award.

LACERA implemented a rideshare program on July 1, 2005. The program features new and improved incentives, financial rewards, and benefits for LACERA employees.

Our Rideshare Team (pictured at right): Jay Fullwood, Andrea Ellison, and Justin Stewart.