Under PEPRA, public employees convicted of a job-related felony by a state or federal court are subject to pension forfeiture.
Government Code sections 7522.72 and 7522.74 require the forfeiture of "all accrued rights and benefits in any public retirement system" by any public employee convicted of any job-related felony, as of the earliest date of the crime.
A convicted public employee is required to forfeit their public retirement benefits if the conduct was:
- Arising out of or in the performance of his or her official duties, or
- In pursuit of the office or appointment, or
- In connection with obtaining salary, disability retirement, service retirement, or other benefits.
A member is provided the opportunity to appeal the forfeiture. Read more about the Notification and Appeals Process.