Establishment of CalPERS

California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) was established in the year 1932 though discussions about it had begun 11 years early in 1921, and an amendment was approved in 1931. It has its headquarters at Lincoln Plaza in Sacramento. It has been in operational for over eight decades.

Type of employers contributing to CalPERS

The types of people who contribute to the system are public employees like; teachers, firefighters and police officers, retirees and their families. They are able to get a pension, retirement and health benefits. The employers contribute a part of their salary all through their membership. Contributions vary by category of members.

How many individual are served by CalPERS

The pension fund and system serves more than 1.7 million members. 1.4 million Members and their families are in the health program and have been able to benefit from it.

How many and types of funds administered by CalPERS

The four funds are two health funds, one deferred compensation fund and one long-term care fund.

  • Health benefits:
  • Disability and industrial disability.
  • Life insurance
  • Long term care fund:
  • Retirement
  • Death

Total fiduciary assets in reporting period

It had assets worth $186.7 billion, and a total of $322.32 billion.

Change in pension fund net position

Increased liabilities and decreased funding continue to stretch and put pressure on the budgets involved. Studies done, show that the funds were low between the year 2012 and 2013. The changes can affect tax rates, credit ratings, government aid services and the interest rates can shoot up.

Funded ratios from the schedule of funding progress and the funded ratios tell

The funded ratio is at 76%. The UAAL was at $3,587 per capita.

The reporting relationship between CalPERS and the California State.

In its board of governance/ administration, three are members of the government/ legislature; four are ex_ officials of the California state.