About Us



Videos and presentations highlighting member benefits and services, CalSTRS offices and issues that affect members.


Doing Business with CalSTRS

Thank you for your interest in doing business with CalSTRS. We are committed to socially and environmentally responsible business practices and acquire goods and services in the best interest of CalSTRS, its members and beneficiaries. CalSTRS’ competitive purchasing process follows State of California laws.


Imagine a Job You Love

  • Join a world-class financial services organization proud to serve California’s public educators.
  • Work for a diverse organization where every person and every background is welcomed and valued.
  • Grow your career at the largest educator-only pension fund in the world.
  • Increase your expertise in a variety of business areas, including investments, customer service and technology services.

Legislation and Regulations

The legislative efforts supported by the Teachers’ Retirement Board during each session of the California Legislature are consistent with CalSTRS’ goals to:


Appeals Committee: Decisions and Precedential Decisions

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:


Preventing pension spiking

This page outlines how CalSTRS handles pension spiking, what we’ve done recently to improve our prevention, detection and resolution of suspected incidents of spiking, and how we intend to continue improving our capabilities.


Employer audits

The CalSTRS employer audits process is designed to promote accurate reporting of payroll information used to calculate benefits for our members. This important process is one way in which CalSTRS ensures correct benefits are paid and the fund is protected for our members.


Strategic, Business, Workforce & Succession Plans

CalSTRS Strategic Plan is a guide for the future of CalSTRS as an organization.

CalSTRS Business Plan provides essential information on the current fiscal year, including the strategy map, the Teachers’ Retirement Board priorities and planned outcomes.

CalSTRS Workforce Plan is an in-depth look at the current and future needs of the CalSTRS workforce.

CalSTRS Leadership Development & Succession Plan is a deeper dive into the current and future needs of CalSTRS leadership workforce.


CalSTRS at a glance

The California State Teachers’ Retirement System was established by law in 1913 to provide retirement benefits to California’s public school educators from prekindergarten through community college.

Today, CalSTRS is the largest educator-only pension fund in the world, and the second largest pension fund in the U.S.

The market value of the CalSTRS investment portfolio was approximately $312.2 billion as of September 30, 2021​​​​.