The mission of the California State Retirees is to protect the pension and health benefits of all retired state employees.

Exclusively for state retirees

Other organizations may include retirees from various former employers, but California State Retirees (CSR) is comprised exclusively of state retirees. We concentrate specifically on state issues that affect your health benefits and pensions. Our opinion matters to legislators, our governor, the CalPERS Board of Administration and other agencies that can impact the pensions and benefits of state retirees. 41,000 members strong...and growing! Join us!

CalPERS coverage

The California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS) is an agency in the California executive branch that "manages pension and health benefits for more than 1.6 million California public employees, retirees, and their families". Not everyone can attend CalPERS Board and committee meetings. Our staff and leadership do the work for you. We speak up on behalf of our members and make sure your voice is heard!

•    CalPERS Story
•    Facts at a Glance 
•    Benefits Overview
•    Board Members
•    Executive Officers
•    Headquarters and Regional Offices  
•    Board and Committee Meetings  


California State Retirees has over 90 years of experience representing the interests of state retirees. CSEA established the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) in 1931. Protecting the rights and benefits of retired state employees is our top priority. We strongly oppose legislation that threatens to undermine the extremely successful CalPERS system. We work with a highly influential and educated team to protect the rights of State Retirees.


Find a local chapter near you and start enjoying your retirement while staying connected to the issues that affect retirees. Our members are also active in their own communities. They participate in food drives, give student scholarships, work with charities, attend seasonal parties and so much more. Make a difference after retirement while having fun! Your peers are your best resource. Join us!

Member Benefits

Membership has its perks. Only our members are eligible for discount programs, ranging from recreational activities to legal services. You can even keep your CSEA life insurance and have your premiums deducted through your CalPERS pay warrant. If you are not a CSR member you are at risk of losing your benefits. Visit Member Benefits for details. 

CSR Newspaper

The coveted California State Retiree provides valuable information about issues affecting your pension and benefits and creates a sense of community for state retirees all over the state. Find out about services for retirees, read feature stories about other retirees like you, get a list of your chapter’s meetings to hear interesting guest speakers, find out about possible changes to your pension, medical benefits, pensions, partake in social activities, and be provided a low-cost lunch! 

Latest News

Voting Begins for CalPERS Special Retired Runoff Election

posted 11/4/2022
CalPERS retired members can expect a blue envelope that contains...

Want to Run for CSR District Director? Check Your Eligibility and Send this Required Form

posted 11/4/2022
Are you interested in holding an elected leadership role...

CSR Endorses Randy Cheek for CalPERS Special Retired Member Runoff Election

posted 10/21/2022
This week the CSR Board of Directors had the opportunity to meet...

Retiree Newspapers

Welcome, members of California State Retirees! You receive our newspaper in the mail, and now you can get it on our website. To view the paper, you will need Adobe Reader. Don't have it? You can download it for free here. Adobe Reader software.

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Upcoming Events

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CalPERS Pay Day for Retirees and Beneficiaries: Southern California / Out of State Mailing Date

Monday, Nov 28, 2022, 8:00AM

CalPERS Pay Day for Retirees and Beneficiaries: Northern California Mailing Date

Tuesday, Nov 29, 2022, 8:00AM

CalPERS Stakeholder Relations Meeting

Wednesday, Nov 30, 2022, 9:00AM

LOS ANGELES AREA: Chapter 9 Outreach Meeting

Wednesday, Nov 30, 2022, 10:00AM

CalPERS Pay Day for Retirees and Beneficiaries: Direct Deposit Date

Thursday, Dec 01, 2022, 8:00AM

SACRAMENTO: Chapter 165 Meeting

Saturday, Dec 03, 2022, 12:00PM


Monday, Dec 05, 2022, 11:00AM