Information Circular

EIC18-2 Volume 34 Issue 2
Expected 1 Percent Increase in the CalSTRS 2% at 62 Member Contribution Rate

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 percent of creditable compensation in the contribution rate for CalSTRS 2% at 62 members, adjusting that rate from 9.205 percent to 10.205 percent. 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 percent of creditable compensation.

The May board meeting will be broadcast online at 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.