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CalPERS Retirement Resources
Retirement can be one of the best stages of your life. It can also be complicated, if you are not educated about your benefits and have not done the proper planning.
Understand the fundamentals of your CalPERS retirement benefits and enhance your financial security. View our short video series. Then use our CalPERS Education Center, create an account on my|CalPERS and review the available materials and videos.
The CalPERS Service Credit booklet (PDF) describes various types of CalPERS service credit you may be eligible to purchase. The booklet also helps you determine whether the increase in your future retirement benefits is worth the cost.
After reading this publication, you will know if you may be eligible for a particular service credit type. You will also know what process you need to follow to request cost information and elect the purchase. Access the service credit web page for more information.
CalPERS special power of attorney allows you to designate a representative or agent, known as your attorney-in-fact. Your attorney-in-fact can conduct retirement affairs on your behalf, should you become unable to act on your own behalf. Your designated attorney-in-fact will be able to perform important duties concerning your CalPERS business, such as:
- Address changes
- Federal or state tax withholding elections
- Retirement benefit elections
The CalPERS special power of attorney is specifically designed for use by active and retired CalPERS members and beneficiaries. You may already have a power of attorney set up through another resource. However, it may not address your CalPERS retirement benefits.
For more information, you can review the CalPERS Special Power of Attorney video and the publication (PDF). You can also access the power of attorney form (PDF).