- The other system must be a California public service agency
- a county with a retirement system established under the
County Employees Retirement Law of 1937
- a CalPERS member agency
- another California public retirement system having
reciprocity with CalPERS, excluding University of California
- California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS)
You must leave active membership in one system and enter
active membership in the next system within six months.
There can be no overlapping time. In other words, the
termination date from the first system must pre-date the
start date in the following system.
You cannot take a refund from any reciprocal system.
You must retire from all reciprocal systems on the same date.
Currently members of the University of California retirement
system who leave service and become members of Merced County
Employees’ Retirement Association (MercedCERA) are not
eligible to establish reciprocity with MercedCERA
Choosing to Participate
Remember, reciprocity is not automatic. You must contact both
systems, old and new, to elect to have reciprocity
established. If reciprocity is established, you must retire from
the reciprocal systems on the same day.