CalPERS is dedicated to providing world-class customer service to more than 1.6 million members and more than 3,000 public agency employers.
Headquartered in Sacramento, CalPERS provides retirement and health benefit services to more than 1.6 million people and 3,064 school and public employers.
The System also operates eight Regional Offices located in Fresno, Glendale, Orange, Sacramento, San Diego, San Bernardino, San Jose, and Walnut Creek.
Led by a 13-member Board of Administration, consisting of member-elected, appointed, and ex officio members, CalPERS membership consists of 1,102,440 active and inactive members and 551,627 retirees, beneficiaries, and survivors from State, school, and public agencies.
Established by legislation in 1931, the System became operational in 1932 for the purpose of providing a secure retirement to State employees. In 1939, new legislation allowed public agency and classified school employees to join the System for retirement benefits. CalPERS began administering health benefits for State employees in 1962, and five years later, public agencies joined the Health Program on a contract basis.
A defined benefit retirement plan, CalPERS provides benefits based on a member’s years of service, age, and highest compensation. In addition, benefits are provided for disability and death. Today CalPERS offers additional programs, including long-term care insurance, a deferred compensation retirement savings plan, and member education services.
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