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

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 87 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

Anthem, UC system extend contracts with CalPERS

posted 10/13/2023
CalPERS is pleased to inform you that Anthem Blue Cross and...

CSR members: Sign up for free credit monitoring today

posted 9/25/2023
Sept. 30 is the final day for retirees to register for the free...

CalPERS PBI Data Breach - Frequently Asked Questions

posted 9/11/2023
Time is running out to take advantage of CalPERS' offer of two...

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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Monday, Dec 04, 2023, 11:00AM

NORTH COAST AREA: Chapter 8 Meeting

Monday, Dec 04, 2023, 11:30AM

SIERRA FOOTHILLS: Chapter 15 Meeting

Tuesday, Dec 05, 2023, 11:00AM


Tuesday, Dec 05, 2023, 1:00PM


Wednesday, Dec 06, 2023, 12:00PM

SACRAMENTO: Chapter 165 Meeting

Wednesday, Dec 06, 2023, 12:00PM

SACRAMENTO: Chapter 165 Meeting

Wednesday, Dec 06, 2023, 12:00PM


Thursday, Dec 07, 2023, 11:00AM

GREATER SAN DIEGO: Chapter 17 Meeting

Thursday, Dec 07, 2023, 11:00AM

CalPERS Stakeholder Engagement Briefing

Thursday, Dec 07, 2023, 1:00PM