CalSTRS Outlook

Making Sense of the Headlines
Volume 4, No. 7

CalSTRS Outlook is an email summary of the latest news releases and other items of interest related to CalSTRS benefits and services.

Blog entry Jack Ehnes

An Engaged Conversation on Divestment

A movement to divest from fossil fuel companies stirs the emotions of many. The urgency behind such requests reflects increasing concern about global warming. While there is no doubt about the underlying devastating risks of climate change driving this advocacy, the question of divestment versus engagement as an effective strategy warrants exploration.

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Is CalSTRS membership mandatory and how does this impact Social Security benefits earned from previous employment?

CalSTRS membership is mandatory for full-time California public school preK-12 teachers, community college instructors and public school administrators. Regardless of any previous employment, California public school educators do not contribute to Social Security. Thus, they do not receive Social Security for their CalSTRS-covered employment.


Inside CalSTRS Investments
Asset Classes Explained

Inside CalSTRS Investments

Inside CalSTRS Investments is a series of short conversations to help you understand how member contributions are invested to create a secure retirement for California’s educators.

In this video, CalSTRS Chief Investment Officer Chris Ailman explains how CalSTRS structures investments and determines asset allocations.

Archived Poll

CalSTRS Poll: Do you access your Retirement Progress Report online?

The 2013 Retirement Progress Reports will be mailed in October 2013, but you can view your report a month earlier if you opt to receive it electronically on myCalSTRS.

To view past Retirement Progress Reports or to opt in to receive it electronically, go to myCalSTRS.