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Archived CalSTRS Outlook eNewsletters

CalSTRS Outlook delivers a digest of important news, updates and special posts published on CalSTRS.com directly to your email inbox.

CalSTRS Outlook

Making Sense of the Headlines
Volume 6, No. 8

In this issue:

  • Guest speaker Tom Steyer, investor, philanthropist and advanced energy advocate talks to the Teachers’ Retirement Board about climate change and divestment
  • Press Release June 5 – CalSTRS Finalizes Divestment from Firearms Manufacturers
  • Blog: Plan Perspective – New Pension Reform Efforts Are Not a Solution
  • Ask Jack – I have been teaching in California for 20 years and will soon be moving to another state where I plan to teach there. Will this affect my retirement or should I take a refund?
  • Inside CalSTRS Investments Video – CalSTRS Chief Investment Officer Christopher J. Ailman explains the 2015 Asset Allocation Overview
CalSTRS Outlook

Making Sense of the Headlines
Volume 6, No. 7

In this issue:

  • CalSTRS Releases Inaugural Sustainability Report, The Next 100 Years
  • Ask Jack: Prior to the adoption of AB 1469, was the annual benefit adjustment a contractually guaranteed benefit?
  • CEO Blog: Should Investors De-Carbonize Their Portfolios?
  • CalSTRS Poll: What would you like to see discussed on our Facebook and Twitter channels?
CalSTRS Outlook

Making Sense of the Headlines
Volume 6, No. 6

In this issue:

  • Ask Jack: Has the health of our pension plan recovered? Is our pension secure?
  • CEO Blog: Is Conflicted Advice Costing You? – A New Study Says Yes
  • CalSTRS Board Trustees Elected to Serve Another Four-Year Term
  • CalSTRS Adopts 2014 Actuarial Valuation
  • Update Your CalSTRS Contact Information
CalSTRS Outlook

Making Sense of the Headlines
Volume 6, No. 5

In this issue:

  • Form 1099-R Available on myCalSTRS
  • Infographic: CalSTRS Members at a Glance 2014
  • Pension2 Complements Your CalSTRS Retirement Benefit
  • CalSTRS Poll: Which of the following are new features of Pension2?
  • Updated Publications
CalSTRS Outlook

Making Sense of the Headlines
Volume 6, No. 4

In this issue:

  • Form 1099-R Available on myCalSTRS
  • Ask Jack: Do I have to wait six months from my retirement date to begin work in a K-12 setting or wait until the new school year begins?
  • CalSTRS Awards Multi-Year Pension Administration IT Contract
  • Recent Interviews with Active Sustainable Investors
  • Updated Reports and Publications
CalSTRS Outlook

Making Sense of the Headlines
Volume 6, No. 3

In this issue:

  • CEO Blog: Environmental Activist, U.S. Vice President and Generation Chairman Al Gore Speaks to the CalSTRS Board – 2/9/2015
  • CalSTRS Board Adopts Updated Corporate Governance Principles
  • The Importance of Corporate Engagement on Climate Change
  • Form 1099-R Available on myCalSTRS
CalSTRS Outlook

Making Sense of the Headlines
Volume 6, No. 2

In this issue:

  • Form 1099-R Available on myCalSTRS
  • Governor Reappoints Paul Rosenstiel to CalSTRS Board
  • Updated Reports and Publications
CalSTRS Outlook

Making Sense of the Headlines
Volume 6, No. 1

In this issue:

  • Visit CalSTRS’ New Sustainability Site
  • CalSTRS 2015 Pay Dates
  • Form 1099-R Available in January
  • Ask Jack: Can I put money into an account for CalSTRS similar to a 403(b) but also like a pension?
  • CalSTRS Poll: How willing are you to go paperless with CalSTRS?
CalSTRS Outlook

Making Sense of the Headlines
Volume 5, No. 14

In this issue:

  • CEO Blog: Year-End Wrap Up and a Look at What 2015 Holds
  • Form 1099-R Available in January
  • President Signs Into Law Final $15 Million Payment to CalSTRS From Sale of Elk Hills Naval Petroleum Reserve
  • Majority Voting Standard Gains Ground, CalSTRS Corporate Governance Annual Report Shows
CalSTRS Outlook

Making Sense of the Headlines
Volume 5, No. 13

In this issue:

  • CalSTRS 2015 Pay Dates
  • Board Elections To Be Held In 2015 – Candidate Information
  • CalSTRS Poll: Have you reviewed your 2013-14 Retirement Progress Report on myCalSTRS?
  • Ask Jack: If I am a substitute teacher and have no intention of getting my credential, now or in the future, do I still have to contribute to CalSTRS?
CalSTRS Outlook

Making Sense of the Headlines
Volume 5, No. 12

In this issue:

  • CEO Blog: Answering the Call to Global Action on Climate Change
  • Your Input is Valuable – Please Complete CalSTRS Sustainability Survey
  • CalSTRS Mourns the Sudden Passing of Former CEO Jim Mosman
  • CalSTRS Releases 8th Annual Green Initiative Task Force Report
  • CalSTRS Statement on the Shareholder Vote at Oracle
  • CalSTRS Completes Investment Staff Restructuring
CalSTRS Outlook

Making Sense of the Headlines
Volume 5, No. 11

In this issue:

  • Ask Jack: As a pre-2013 CalSTRS member who is still teaching, what happens if I leave teaching for 5 years and then return?
  • U.S. Insurance Companies’ Response to Climate Change Impacts Investment Risks
  • CalSTRS and The Thirty Percent Coalition Expand Campaign For More Women on Corporate Boards
CalSTRS Outlook

Making Sense of the Headlines
Volume 5, No. 10

In this issue:

  • Ask Jack: If I am retired, can I still work for a community college in California without restriction?
  • 2014 Retirement Progress Report Available at myCalSTRS
  • Updated Retirement Planning Calculators
CalSTRS Outlook

Making Sense of the Headlines
Volume 5, No. 9

In this issue:

  • Ask Jack: If I make a preretirement election and choose the 100% Beneficiary Option and die before I retire, what amount does my spouse receive?
  • CalSTRS Commits to Increase in Clean Energy and Technology Investments
  • CalSTRS Poll: Which of the following is an outcome of CalSTRS 2014 Funding Plan?
CalSTRS Outlook

Making Sense of the Headlines
Volume 5, No. 8

In this issue:

  • CEO Blog: The Road to a Full Funding Plan
  • CalSTRS Gets Rapid Response to Board Diversity Effort
  • CalSTRS 2014 Proxy Season Advances Majority Voting Standard
  • CalSTRS Poll: What percentage of CalSTRS retirees are enrolled in direct deposit?
CalSTRS Outlook

Making Sense of the Headlines
Volume 5, No. 7

In this issue:

  • CEO Blog: A Message for California’s Educators
  • CalSTRS Names Lisa Blatnick Chief of Administrative Services
  • Ask Jack: Does CalSTRS provide protection from creditor attachments like federal ERISA plans?
CalSTRS Outlook

Making Sense of the Headlines
Volume 5, No. 6

In this issue:

  • CalSTRS Reports Second Year of Healthy Investment Returns in 2013-14
  • CalSTRS Opens Member Service Center in Irvine
  • Ask Jack: How does changing school districts within the state of California affect my retirement eligibility and benefits?
  • Ask Jack: Since I retired in June of 2013, does that mean that I will no longer receive a 2 percent annual benefit adjustment?
  • CalSTRS Poll: How do you prefer to receive information from CalSTRS?
CalSTRS Outlook

Making Sense of the Headlines
Volume 5, No. 5

In this issue:

  • New Legislation Stabilizes CalSTRS Funding
  • CalSTRS 2014 Funding Plan
  • CalSTRS Names Global Equity Director
  • Ask Jack: Can working summer school count as years of service credit?
  • CalSTRS Poll: If you are eligible for retirement, have you elected an option beneficiary?
CalSTRS Outlook

Making Sense of the Headlines
Volume 5, No. 4

In this issue:

  • CEO Blog: Proposed Funding Plan is Reasonable and Responsible
  • California Educators – Dr. Genevieve Shepherd
  • Ask Jack: Has a determination been made on what the contribution rates increase will be in response to CalSTRS’ $74 billion funding gap? If so when will that information be made available?
  • CalSTRS Headquarters Wins Outstanding Building of the Year
  • CalSTRS Poll: Your Retirement Progress Report is going paperless. Are you ready?
CalSTRS Outlook

Making Sense of the Headlines
Volume 5, No. 3

In this issue:

  • The Teachers’ Retirement Board Elects Chair and Vice Chair
  • CalSTRS Selects ING U.S. as New Recordkeeper for Defined Contribution Program
  • Ask Jack: What is the purpose of the actuarial valuation?
  • Ask Jack: What exactly is the reason for the separation from service for 180 days or six months?
CalSTRS Outlook

Making Sense of the Headlines
Volume 5, No. 2

In this issue:

  • CEO Blog: Recent Developments Suggest a Funding Plan is Within Reach
  • Ask Jack: Why does Governor Brown say CalSTRS’ unfunded liability is $80.4 billion and CalSTRS say it is $71 billion – which is correct?
  • Governor Announces Appointment to the CalSTRS Board
CalSTRS Outlook

Making Sense of the Headlines
Volume 5, No. 1

In this issue:

  • CEO Blog: Setting a Standard for the Next 100 Years
  • Proposed State Budget Does Not Address CalSTRS Funding, But Governor Vows to Start Debate
  • Ask Jack: What can CalSTRS members do to make sure the retirement fund is sufficiently funded and to address the current shortfall?
CalSTRS Outlook

Making Sense of the Headlines
Volume 4, No. 11

In this issue:

  • CalSTRS ‘Green Team’ Releases 2013 Annual Report
  • CalSTRS Among Best Places to Work In Money Management, Pensions & Investments Magazine Says
  • CalSTRS Poll: Counting on a Social Security benefit as a spouse or from non-CalSTRS covered work? Did you know two federal rules could…
  • Ask Jack: I was told upon retirement that I could not substitute teach until 180 days after retirement. Does the 180 days start when I last taught, when I was last paid by my school district, when I retired, or some other date?
CalSTRS Outlook

Making Sense of the Headlines
Volume 4, No. 10

In this issue:

  • The Principal Cause of the CalSTRS Funding Shortfall
  • News Report Highlights Issues Surrounding CalSTRS Funding Shortfall
  • CalSTRS to Recover Its Investment With JP Morgan Chase in Federal Settlement
  • CalSTRS Christopher Ailman Named #3 of Top Power 100 CIOs, Globally
CalSTRS Outlook

Making Sense of the Headlines
Volume 4, No. 9

In this issue:

  • CalSTRS Statement on Proposed Pension Reform Act of 2014 Ballot Measure
  • CEO Blog: An Article of Interest
  • Ask Jack: I teach in K-12 full time and began teaching college courses; does this additional income count when calculating retirement service credit?
  • CalSTRS Poll: What are the Benefits if having a myCalSTRS Account?
CalSTRS Outlook

Making Sense of the Headlines
Volume 4, No. 8

In this issue:

  • Study: CalSTRS Benefit Payments Boost California’s Economy
  • Retirement Progress Reports Now Available on myCalSTRS
  • CalSTRS 2013 Proxy Season Advances Majority Voting Standard
  • CalSTRS Poll: Are you familiar with CalSTRS Pension2?
CalSTRS Outlook

Making Sense of the Headlines
Volume 4, No. 7

In this issue:

  • Jack’s Blog: An Engaged Conversation on Divestment
  • Ask Jack: Is CalSTRS membership mandatory and how does this impact Social Security benefits earned from previous employment?
  • Inside CalSTRS Investments: Asset Classes Explained
  • CalSTRS Poll: Do you access your Retirement Progress Report online?
CalSTRS Outlook

Making Sense of the Headlines
Volume 4, No. 6

In this issue:

  • CalSTRS Releases First Annual Corporate Governance Report
  • Inside CalSTRS Investments: Fiscal Year 2012/13 Returns
  • Jack’s Blog: Healthy Short-Term Returns Are Not Enough to Cure Chronic Underfunding
  • CalSTRS Poll: Which of the following have federal officials warned is a risk of pension loans?
CalSTRS Outlook

Making Sense of the Headlines
Volume 4, No. 5

In this issue:

  • CalSTRS Launches Mobile-Optimized Website
  • Ask Jack: Are media reports that declare CalSTRS needs $4.5 billion more a year true? On what basis are these claims being made?
  • Member Benefit Education Videos
CalSTRS Outlook

Making Sense of the Headlines
Volume 4, No. 4

In this issue:

  • Member Service Center Opens in Bay Area on June 17
  • Pension Loans In The News
  • Jack’s Blog: What’s your prediction for investment returns over the next 30 years?
  • Ask Jack: What is the maximum annually that can be put in a 403(b) right now?
CalSTRS Outlook

Making Sense of the Headlines
Volume 4, No. 3

In this issue:

  • Jack’s Blog: Understanding the CalSTRS Valuation
  • CalSTRS Divests of Certain Firearms Holdings
  • CalSTRS: One Mission, 100 Years
  • Dana Dillon Re-Elected Chair of CalSTRS Board
CalSTRS Outlook

Making Sense of the Headlines
Volume 4, No. 2

In this issue:

  • CalSTRS Statement on its Vote at the Disney Annual Shareholder Meeting
  • Jack’s Blog: What’s Being Done to Get CalSTRS on Solid Financial Footing?
  • CalSTRS Submits SCR 105 Report on System Funding to the Legislature

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