The first step to take in planning for retirement is to learn
more about your CalSTRS benefits by gathering information that
will help you create a solid plan for a successful retirement.
CalSTRS offers many ways to learn about your benefits, including
tools, resources and services to assist you throughout the
As a California public school educator, you do not pay into
Social Security, so you will not receive Social Security benefits
for your CalSTRS-covered position.
If you expect to receive a Social Security check through your
spouse or other employment, two federal rules—the Windfall
Elimination Provision and the Government Pension Offset—could
leave you with a smaller Social Security check or no check at
Your CalSTRS retirement benefit will not be reduced by these
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
WEST SACRAMENTO, CA – The California State Teachers’ Retirement
System (CalSTRS) today announced that, effective January 1, 2014,
CalSTRS Retirement Progress
Reports (RPR) will be available exclusively online, unless a
paper version is requested. The change is enacted under
Assembly Bill 989.