California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS)CalPERS uses three factors to calculate your retirement benefit:  Service Credit (years) x Benefit Factor (% per year, age) x Final Compensation = Pension/Unmodified Allowance.  Pension benefits are payable for life.

Per the Public Employees' Pension Reform Act (PEPRA), effective 1/1/13, new-hire employees with no prior membership in any California public retirement system will be placed in the following retirement formulas.  Employees must contribute 50% of the normal cost rate to CalPERS.

  • Miscellaneous:  2%@ age 62
  • Safety Employees:  2.7%@ age 57

New-hire employees who first established CalPERS membership with another agency prior to January 1, 2013 and are eligible to establish reciprocity with the City of Rohnert Park are considered "classic" members and will be placed in the following retirement formulas:

  • Miscellaneous:  2%@ age 55
  • Safety Employees:  3%@ age 55

Employee contribution rates for "classic" members are:  7% (Miscellaneous) and 9% (Safety).

The City does not participate in Social Security, but does withhold Medicare taxes.

Currently employees may select from the following medical insurance plans:
Kaiser $20 Co-Pay Plan SBC 2017
Kaiser $40 Co-Pay Plan SBC 2017
Kaiser HSA Plan SBC 2017
Kaiser Plans Comparison Chart
REMIF EPO 250 Plan SBC 2017
REMIF EPO 500 Plan SBC 2017
REMIF PPO 500 Plan SBC 2017
REMIF HDHP HSA 1300 Plan SBC 2017
REMIF Plans Comparison Chart 2017
Sutter $25 Co-Pay Plan SBC 2017
Sutter $500 Deductible Plan SBC 2017
Sutter $1,500 High Deductible Plan SBC 2017
Sutter Acupuncture and Chiropractic SBC
Sutter Full Service Map with Hospitals
Sutter Primary Care Physician Flyer

The City contributes a set credit amount based on coverage level:
2017-2018 Medical Plan Premium Chart

Alternate Benefit:  eligible employees who provide proof of health insurance coverage from a source other than the City may receive an alternate benefit of $350/month which may be directed to an employee’s deferred compensation account or toward the purchase of any other eligible benefit program.

City provides Delta Dental and VSP (vision) insurance at no premium cost to full-time employees and eligible dependents.
Delta Dental Summary 2017
VSP Summary 2017


  • $50,000 Life Insurance Policy for employees and $1,000 for dependents
  • Short-Term and Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Retiree Health Savings Account – City contributes $100/month
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Education and Tuition Reimbursement Program
  • Use of the City's Sports Center, and lap swim in the City's swimming pools, for employee and eligible dependents