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.
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.
Pursuant to Government Code section 11425.60, and the board policy on Designating Precedential Decisions, CalSTRS is authorized to designate all or part of an administratively adjudicated decision as a Precedential Decision when the following criteria are met:
The decision or part of the decision contains a significant legal or policy determination;
The decision or part of the decision reflects a rule of general application; and
The decision or part of the decision relates to a legal or policy issue that is likely to recur in the future.
Once a decision or part of a decision has been designated as a Precedential Decision, it is binding in future administrative adjudications unless CalSTRS rescinds the designation.
Precedential Decisions will be added to the Index of CalSTRS Precedential Decisions, which will be updated not less frequently than annually unless there have been no Precedential Decisions designated since the last update.
Upon recommendation from the Assistant General Counsel, the CalSTRS Teachers’ Retirement Board Appeals Committee may designate an administratively adjudicated decision or part of an administratively adjudicated decision, adopted by the Appeals Committee pursuant to the standards set forth in the Administrative Procedures Act, as a Precedential Decision when certain criteria are met.
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