Retirement security has increasingly come under threat. As workers, we earn our retirement. It’s not a gift, and it certainly isn’t a benefit we can afford to lose. Learn more about your rights and what you can do to make the most of your retirement.
Learn about legislation and ballot initiatives that may have an impact on retirement security...More
Reality check for CalPERS critics
Pensions are lifelines for those of us who devoted our lives to public service, but now our retirement security is under attack. It's time for us to speak up and defend the benefits we deserve...More
Myths and facts: Defined benefit vs. defined contribution
Most full-time classified employees are members of CalPERS and are eligible to receive retirement income through a defined-benefit pension. State politicians have tried to convert CalPERS into a defined contribution plan, where employees must manage their own investment portfolio and hope for the best in the stock market. Learn the myths and facts about these types of pensions...More
Retirement Security (AFL-CIO)
Retirement security is an issue confronting all working Americans. The AFL-CIO has compiled a resource area of national news and information on the subject...More
Retirement security through the years
The concept of workers having security in their older years as a way to honor their contributions goes back centuries...More
From the Archives: William Schwartz
CSEA was founded to obtain retirement security and benefits (PDF 324 KB)
Your retirement benefits
Learn more about your retirement benefits and get answers to the most common questions classified employees ask about their retirement...More
How will you spend your retirement?