Ethics & Compliance Program

SDCERS holds a position of trust with our members. We have an important responsibility to operate in compliance with laws and regulations and in accordance with the highest standards of business conduct. SDCERS requires all of its employees and Board Members to conduct business in compliance with laws and our Core Values of Accountability, Customer Service, Fiduciary, Integrity, Professionalism, and Transparency. In support of this commitment, the SDCERS Board of Administration has implemented and maintains the Ethics and Compliance Program (the Program).

The Program applies to all SDCERS employees and Board Members. Also, SDCERS expects its suppliers and other business partners to conduct business in accordance with the highest standards of business conduct.

The Program seeks to create and sustain a culture where acting ethically and obeying the law are expected practices. It includes compliance controls and practices that are designed in light of SDCERS’ compliance risks and that reinforce the SDCERS Core Values. The Program seeks to prevent misconduct from occurring at SDCERS; to detect early and respond appropriately to misconduct when it does occur; to document and maintain evidence of SDCERS’ efforts to implement an effective Program; and to continuously improve.

Reporting Misconduct & SDCERS' Chief Compliance Officer

SDCERS has multiple channels for employees and the public to raise questions and report suspected misconduct. You may report potential misconduct to the Chief Compliance Officer, Johnny Tran, at (619) 525-3644 or via email to JohnnyT at You can also report concerns and suspected misconduct anonymously through SDCERS’ Fraud & Ethics Reporting page or by calling the City of San Diego Auditor’s Fraud, Waste, and Abuse Hotline at (866) 809-3500.

Headshot of Johnny Tran, SDCERS' Chief Compliance Officer

Johnny Tran, SDCERS' Chief Compliance Officer