WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Dec. 12, 2017) – The California State Teachers’ Retirement System today announced that Pensions & Investments magazine has named it a Best Place to Work in Money Management for 2017. This year’s honor is the third CalSTRS has garnered—the only public pension plan to do so.
Pension Solution, the CalSTRS project to replace the current pension system technology and processes, is well underway. Before the conclusion of this significant project, multiple systems used by employers, CalSTRS staff and members will be replaced. The replacement of the current versions of the Secure Employer Website (SEW) and the Contribution Account Portal (CAP) will bring the greatest changes to employers.
The project is being rolled out in three phases to occur over the next several years.
The purpose of this circular is to inform employers of the 2017-18 fiscal year limit on creditable compensation for CalSTRS 2% at 62 Defined Benefit Program members and Cash Balance Benefit Program participants subject to the California Public Employees’ Pension Reform Act of 2013 (PEPRA).
The creditable compensation limit applies to compensation creditable to the Defined Benefit, Defined Benefit Supplement and Cash Balance Benefit programs.
In March 2017, CalSTRS will complete a 403bCompare.com website redesign. CalSTRS 403bCompare program resulted from legislation requiring CalSTRS to create an online resource for free objective information about 403(b) products offered by vendors that are registered with 403bCompare.
The purpose of this circular is to alert employers that the Internal Revenue Service has announced the pension plan limits for tax year 2017 and to inform employers of the creditable compensation limit under the Teachers’ Retirement Law for California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS) members and participants who are subject to the California Public Employees’ Pension Reform Act of 2013 (PEPRA).
The following limits apply to benefits paid and compensation creditable to the Defined Benefit (DB), the Defined Benefit Supplement (DBS) and the Cash Balance (CB) Benefit programs.
CalSTRS is not authorized to give tax advice; accordingly, if you have any questions about these or any other Internal Revenue Code (IRC) sections, please contact your tax advisor or the Internal Revenue Service.
The purpose of this circular is to inform employers and other stakeholders of the decision-making process involved in determining the actuarial assumptions and to provide information regarding the impact and timing of any potential contribution rate increases for certain CalSTRS members and the state that may result from changes to these assumptions.
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.