WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Consistent with its commitment to ensuring a financially sound retirement system, the California State Teachers’ Retirement Board today voted to adopt a new set of actuarial assumptions that reflect members’ increasing life expectancies and current economic trends. Today’s decisions were based on the multi-year CalSTRS Experience Analysis, commonly referred to as the experience study, spanning July 1, 2010, through June 30, 2015.
Sections 23004 and 26301 of the Education Code require employers to submit a report monthly to the system containing information as the board may require in the administration of the plan. Two documents incorporated by reference in the California Code of Regulations (CalSTRS’ F496 File Specification and CalSTRS’ Voluntary Deduction File [VDF] Specification) specify the format for employer reports for the Defined Benefit and Cash Balance Benefit programs.
Chapter 17 of the Teachers’ Retirement Law requires that penalties and interest be assessed on employers for late or inaccurate reporting of retirement data and payment of contributions. These amendments to the regulation establish a penalty rate that is the greater of the following: the state rate in effect each March 1 immediately preceding the date the late contribution is received or 5 percent.
Section 23004 of the Education Code authorizes the Teachers’ Retirement Board to approve a school district or community college district to report directly to CalSTRS, rather than through the county office of education. These regulations define the criteria the board uses to approve or disapprove a district as a direct report and the circumstances under which the board may withdraw its approval.
Chapter 2 interprets and makes specific Education Code Sections 22112.5, 22119.2 and 22905, related to classes of employees, creditable compensation and the appropriate crediting of contributions to either the Defined Benefit Program or the Defined Benefit Supplement Program.
Section 26000 of the California Code of Regulations outlines and implements the process whereby the Teachers’ Retirement Board adjusts the purchasing power protection provided by the Supplemental Benefit Maintenance Account.
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