Pursuant to Government Code section 11425.60, and the board policy on Designating Precedential Decisions, CalSTRS is authorized to designate all or part of an administratively adjudicated decision as a Precedential Decision when the following criteria are met:
- The decision or part of the decision contains a significant legal or policy determination;
- The decision or part of the decision reflects a rule of general application; and
- The decision or part of the decision relates to a legal or policy issue that is likely to recur in the future.
Once a decision or part of a decision has been designated as a Precedential Decision, it is binding in future administrative adjudications unless CalSTRS rescinds the designation.
Precedential Decisions will be added to the Index of CalSTRS Precedential Decisions, which will be updated not less frequently than annually unless there have been no Precedential Decisions designated since the last update.