Retirement Contributions

  • Employee contributions vary based on the employee’s retirement benefit formula and can change each year for those hired. Please contact the campus benefits office for details.
  • Employer contributions are set by CalPERS each fiscal year.

Additional Information:

CalPERS uses contributions of the employer and the employee as well as income from investments to pay for employee retirement benefits. Employee and employer contributions are a percentage of applicable employee compensation and are made on a pre-tax basis; federal and state taxes are deferred until benefits are paid. Employee benefits grow with years of service and final average salary.