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Public Pension Coordinating Council’sPPCC AWARD

LACERA received the Public Pension Coordinating Council’s (PPCC)* Public Pension Standards 2020 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 eighteen-time recipient of this important award.

*A confederation of NASRA, NCPERS, and NCTR.

LACERA Receives 2017 NASP Pacesetter Award

The National Association of Securities Professionals (NASP) recognized LACERA with the 2017 Pacesetter Award for its role in ensuring and promoting the full involvement of women and minorities in the securities industry. The prestigious Pacesetter Award was created by NASP in 1996 to recognize individual trustees, funds, and entities that have demonstrated excellence in furthering racial and gender equality. One way in which LACERA exemplifies this principle is through its emerging manager investment policy. In adhering to this policy, LACERA identifies promising investment management organizations in their early development, which are more likely to include minority-, women-, and disabled veteran-owned organizations.

As a proud Pacesetter Award honoree, LACERA joins a distinguished group of previous award recipients, including the State of Wisconsin Investment Board, the New York City Employees’ Retirement System, and the California Public Employees’ Retirement System.

LACERA Board members, CEO andInvestments staff accept the 2017 NASP Pacesetter Award.

(left to right) Scott Zdrazil, Gregg Rademacher, Brenda Cullen, Vivian Gray, Herman Santos, Wayne Moore

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.

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.


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 Gregg Rademacher.


Outstanding Group Achievement 2010 Rideshare Diamond AwardLACERA has been recognized for its rideshare program with the following honors: Outstanding Group Achievement Rideshare Diamond Award, Shoestring Program Rideshare Diamond Award, and Innovative Rideshare Program Rideshare Diamond Award. LACERA implemented a rideshare program on July 1, 2005. The program features incentives, financial rewards, and benefits for LACERA employees. Our Rideshare Team (pictured at right): Jay Fullwood, Andrea Ellison, and Justin Stewart.