What is Reciprocity?
Reciprocity is a feature that recognizes the mobility of the work
force. Establishing reciprocity allows you to move from one
California public service agency to another, under certain
conditions, without jeopardizing your earned retirement service
credit. In fact, some members have both incoming and outgoing
reciprocity because they continue to move from one public
employer to another, linking all the systems together.
Choosing to Participate
Reciprocity is not automatic. It is only established when you
actively make an election to do so. Be sure to notify both your
old and new systems when you change employment.