WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The California State Teachers’ Retirement System is celebrating the appointment of its Chief Operating Investment Officer, Debra Smith, to the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board’s Standing Advisory Group. Ms. Smith will represent the investors’ perspective and voice in the advisory group. Her three-year term runs through the end of 2019.
CalSTRS 403bComply takes the burden of administering a 403(b) program off employers’ shoulders so you can focus your energy on other priorities. We make sure your program is in full compliance with all federal and state 403(b) regulations, and do so with maximum efficiency and minimal cost.
CalSTRS offers 403(b) plan administration services to public school districts and other education agencies through a contract with a third party administrator.
Provide your teachers and administrators with easy access to their myCalSTRS accounts by placing a myCalSTRS Digital Badge on your district intranet site. The myCalSTRS Digital Badge is a hyperlinked icon directing members to the myCalSTRS sign-in menu.
myCalSTRS is an online resource where teachers and other CalSTRS members can access their secure myCalSTRS accounts and the services offered by CalSTRS, including:
The Governmental Accounting Standards Board issued two new accounting standards that significantly change the way pensions are reported. Statement No. 67, Financial Reporting for Pension Plans, was implemented by CalSTRS in its fiscal year 2013-14 financial statements. Statement No. 68, Accounting and Reporting for Pensions, is effective for plan employers in fiscal year 2014-15.
With the passage of the CalSTRS 2014 Full Funding Plan, enacted in AB 1469, contribution rates for the Defined Benefit Program are now greater than contribution rates for the Defined Benefit Supplement Program. As a result, when contributions on compensation that is earned for service in excess of one school year (excess service credit) are transferred to the Defined Benefit Supplement Program, the contributions that exceed the required amount are deemed to be excess contributions and by law must be returned.
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.
The California State Teachers’ Retirement System website has been developed in compliance with California Government Code §11135, which requires that all electronic and information technology developed or purchased by the State of California is accessible to people with disabilities. There are various types of physical disabilities that impact user interaction on the web. Vision loss, hearing loss, limited manual dexterity, and cognitive disabilities are examples, with each having different means by which to access electronic information effectively.