WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 11, 2018) – The trustees of the California State Teachers’ Retirement System yesterday elected Dana Dillon as board chair and Sharon Hendricks as vice chair for the 2018-19 term. The Teachers’ Retirement Board nominates and elects its chair and vice chair annually. The newly-elected officers assume their posts immediately. The chair and vice chair provide board leadership for the largest educator-only pension fund in the world.
WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 10, 2018) – The Teachers’ Retirement Board today adopted the results of the actuarial valuation for the CalSTRS Defined Benefit Program as of June 30, 2017, reflecting impacts from investment assumption changes while also noting continued progress toward the system’s long-term funding goals.
WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 9, 2018) – The California State Teachers’ Retirement System today unveiled a plan to prioritize engagement with makers and retailers of firearms that are illegal in California. The plan, approved unanimously by the Teachers’ Retirement Board, authorizes CalSTRS corporate governance staff to make firearms engagement activities a top priority by publicly engaging companies and potentially recommending that the board consider divestment if engagement efforts fail.
Upon authorization by the Teachers’ Retirement Board, requires all employers to submit their contribution payments by an electronic funds transfer method. Also allows an employer that is unable to comply with this requirement to apply to the board for a waiver to pay in an alternative manner.
Requires public retirement systems to make new additional or renewed investments in alternative investment vehicles only where the investment manager has adopted and committed to comply with a race and gender pay equity policy, as specified, subject to the fiduciary duty of the retirement board. Also requires the investment manager to submit an annual report to the public retirement system and requires the system to disclose the reported information at a public meeting and to the State Auditor.
To the extent the CalSTRS and CalPERS boards identify “climate-related financial risk,” as defined, as a material risk tot eh fund, requires that risk to be analyzed. By January 1, 2020, and every three years thereafter, the bill requires the boards to publicly report on the analysis of the material climate-related financial risks of their public market portfolios. Also provides a sunset date of January 31, 2035.
Version: Amended 3/14/2018
Sponsor: Environment California, Fossil Free California
Prohibits public retirement systems from providing a cost-of-living adjustment to benefits when the unfunded actuarial liability of the system is greater than 20 percent based upon the system’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report.
Makes various technical, conforming or minor changes to the Teachers’ Retirement Law to facilitate efficient administration of the State Teachers’ Retirement Plan (Plan), which includes the Defined Benefit (DB) Program, the Defined Benefit Supplement (DBS) Program and the Cash Balance (CB) Benefit Program.
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