WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 15, 2019) – California State Teachers’ Retirement System announced that trustee Sharon Hendricks was elected to the PRI Association Board. As an independent organization, PRI encourages investors to use responsible investment to enhance returns and better manage risks.
In June 2012, the Governmental Accounting Standards Board issued two new accounting standards that significantly changed the way pensions are reported:
Statement No. 67, Financial Reporting for Pension Plans, was implemented by CalSTRS in its fiscal year 2013-14 financial statements.
Statement No. 68, Accounting and Reporting for Pensions, is effective for plan employers in fiscal year 2014-15.
Under previous standards, the pension obligation calculated for funding purposes and financial reporting were closely aligned. GASB 67 and 68 break the link between funding and financial reporting by moving from an approach that focuses on the process by which employers finance their future projected cash outflows for pension benefits, to one that stresses the obligation an employer incurs through the employment-exchange process.
Significantly, the employers’ collective pension obligation, which was previously only disclosed in the notes to CalSTRS financial statements, will be reported as a liability in the employers’ financial statements.
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