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- California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS)
- Part-Time, Seasonal, Temporary, Retirement Plan (PST)
- Tax Sheltered Annuity (403b)
- Savings Plus Program (457 Deferred Compensation Plan and the 401(k) Thrift Plan)
Staff who are appointed to a full time position or to a temporary position lasting at least six months and one day are automatically enrolled in CalPERS.
Tenure-track faculty are also automatically enrolled in the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS). Lecturers who teach three consecutive semesters with a 0.5 or greater appointment will be enrolled in the PERS system automatically during the third semester.
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The CSU plan with PERS is a defined benefit plan that calculates the retirement benefit using age at retirement, years of service credit, and salary. Eligibility for retirement from PERS is five (5) years of service and age 50. Retirees may be eligible for medical and dental benefits for life for themselves and their spouse.
CalPERS allows employees to purchase additional service credit, such as military, maternity/paternity, or sabbatical, to increase the amount of their compensation at retirement. From the CalPERS Home page, click on "For Members for access to the Service Credit Cost Estimator.
All non-CalPERS eligible employees are placed into the: Part-Time, Seasonal, Temporary Employees Retirement (PST) Program - Section 457 Deferred Compensation Plan, which is administered by the State of California Department of Personnel Services Administration.
There is no employer contribution to this plan. Employees enrolled in this plan pay into Medicare.