WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The California State Teachers’ Retirement System’s (CalSTRS) Corporate Governance 2014 Annual Report shows its engagement with small-cap companies yielded remarkable progress in the adoption of majority voting standards for the election of corporate directors.
The Corporate Governance 2014 Annual Report reflects four years of work with small-cap companies—those with a capitalization of $2 billion or less—to adopt the majority-vote standard. The standard requires directors to receive a majority of shareholder support to be elected to the board.
The purpose of this circular is to inform County Offices of Education, School Districts, Community Colleges and Charter Schools of common employer audit findings and to provide guidance on preventive actions to take to avoid these findings in the future.
CalSTRS is currently in the preliminary stages of developing and adopting regulations relating to the timely reporting and remittance of contributions made by CalSTRS members and employers. Those regulations have not been adopted, are subject to change as the regulatory process proceeds, are not yet in effect and are not expected to be in effect any earlier than mid-2012.
The 403bCompare Web site has just completed a review and update of information listed on the web site, with special attention focused on the fee comparison section. During a routine review of vendor products and information it was determined that many vendors had not updated the fee
section of the web site.
It is important that CalSTRS maintain accurate addresses in order to mail important information to our members, such as the annual Retirement Progress Reports. In the past CalSTRS required employers to submit address file updates once a year.
Electronic privacy is crucial for the ongoing success of the Internet as a convenient means to provide customer service. Your personal information will be used only to conduct CalSTRS-related business.