Skip to main content
Payment calendarCheck mailed September 28Direct deposit September 29

EIC18-2 Volume 34 Issue 2

Expected 1% increase in the CalSTRS 2% at 62 member contribution rate

March 29, 2018

The purpose of this circular is to inform employers and other stakeholders that the board will meet in May 2018 and is expected to adopt a revised normal cost for CalSTRS 2% at 62 members, fully reflecting all of the new actuarial assumptions adopted in 2017. The new normal cost is expected to result in an increase of 1% of creditable compensation in the contribution rate for CalSTRS 2% at 62 members, adjusting that rate from 9.205% to 10.205%. The new contribution rate would be effective on July 1, 2018.

The employer contribution rate will continue to increase as per the schedule set in statute. For fiscal year 2018–19, the employer contribution rate to the Defined Benefit Program is 16.28% of creditable compensation.

The May board meeting will be broadcast online. After the May meeting, CalSTRS will issue an Employer Directive to announce the actual contribution rates in effect for the 2018–19 fiscal year.

Employer Information Circulars [EIC] are sent to school district and community college employers as informal guidance that provides immediate information on a single topic.

For an accessible version of this circular, contact

Download circular