Benefits

CalPERS Membership Eligibility

Retirement program eligibility is based on appointment type, duration, full-time equivalency (FTE) and previous public agency or reciprocal agency employment. Employees eligible for membership include those appointed:

  • Full-time appointments that exceed six months.
  • Half-time appointments (50 percent or more) for one year or longer.
  • Temporary faculty are required to enter CalPERS membership commencing with the third consecutive semester appointment at half time or more.
  • Part time or intermittent employment is covered by CalPERS upon completion of 125 days or 1,000 hours of service within a fiscal year.

Specific questions concerning membership or reciprocity should be directed to the CalPERS Customer Contact Center at 888 CalPERS (or 888-225-7377).