Retirement Programs

CSUF Retirement Programs

The California State University (CSU) supports the efforts of faculty and staff to plan a fulfilling and financially secure retirement. As part of its total rewards package, the CSU offers an array of retirement options to help employees meet their financial goals.






CalPERS Retirement Program

CalPERS Retirement Program

CalPERS is a defined benefit plan, which provides a retirement benefit based on the employee’s applicable retirement formula, age at retirement, years of service credit, and compensation. By statute, the California State University (CSU) participates in the CalPERS program. Membership is mandatory for those CSU employees who are eligible. Retirement program eligibility is based on appointment type, duration, full-time equivalency (FTE) and previous public agency or reciprocal agency employment. Retirement formulas vary based on the member's occupation and their CalPERS membership date.


Please visit the CSYou websiteOpens in new window to learn more about the CalPERS retirement benefits. You can also create a myCalPERSOpens in new window account to gain access to your account details, as well as access educational information.


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Part-Time Retirement Program

The Part-time, Seasonal, and Temporary Employees Retirement Program (PST) is a mandatory retirement savings program authorized by federal law for employees who are not covered by a retirement system or Social Security. Savings Plus, part of the California Department of Human Resources, administers the PST Program.

If you are a CSU employee who is not covered by Social Security and you are excluded from coverage under CalPERS, you are automatically enrolled in the PST Program. The program deducts 7.5% of your wages and deposits it in an account for you, allowing you to build retirement savings. It is set up as a 457(b) Plan, a type of retirement savings plan governed by IRS rules.


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