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This site was established to provide retirement information for certificated employees. We are in the process of constructing a one-stop location to assist employees in accessing information related to a variety of retirement issues.

General Information
- Most certificated employees contribute to the California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS). Retirement information is available from CalSTRS at (calstrs.com). For information specific to LAUSD employees, refer to the District issued Reference Guide, (REF-1450.3) California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS) Information

District-Hosted Pre-Retirement Workshops - Approximately 30 pre-retirement workshops are conducted at different LAUSD school locations throughout the school year. These workshops are presented by CalSTRS counselors. Employees are encouraged to attend at least one pre-retirement workshop at some time in their career. This is especially important for those employees anticipating retirement in the next 2-3 years and those approaching their 55th birthday. Schedules for pre-retirement seminars are publicized each fall.

Presentations by CalSTRS counselors include an explanation of how the retirement allowance is calculated, beneficiary options, filing information, and updates on legislation. Click here to access the CalSTRS Workshop Schedule.

Individual Counseling Sessions - Individual counseling sessions (including printed estimates of monthly allowance) are strongly recommended and available by appointment at six locations throughout the county.

Appointments are particularly important for members who are:

  • Nearing retirement
  • Considering the designation or change to a pre-retirement option starting at age 55 and older
  • Interested in the implications of proposed or newly chaptered legislation
  • Contemplating a redeposit of previously withdrawn funds
  • Diagnosed with a medical condition anticipated to last for at least 12 continuous months that may qualify for an application for a CalSTRS disability benefit

Appointments may be requested by telephoning the CalSTRS office at (800) 228-5453.


HR Mission Statement:
The Human Resources Division will staff all schools and offices with qualified certificated employees who will educate and support our diverse student population.