Eligibility —
Part-Time Retirement Program

Employees who are excluded from membership in CalPERS because of time base or length of appointment must participate in the CSU Part-Time Employee Retirement Program. Typically, this includes:

  • Part-time employees who work less than half-time;

  • Half-time employees who work less than one-year;

  • Seasonal employees; and

  • Temporary employees who work less than six months (or 125 days if employed on a per diem basis, or 1,000 hours if employed on an hourly basis) in a fiscal year (July 1 through June 30).

The following employees are exempt by law from participating in the CSU Part-Time Employee Retirement Program:

  • Full-time students who regularly attend classes at the school where they work;

  • Temporary employees hired to handle emergencies such as earthquakes, fires, floods, and storms;

  • People hired through programs to relieve unemployment, such as summer youth programs;

  • People who have retired from the State of California or from other public employment which was covered by CalPERS;

  • Authorized nonresident aliens with F-1 or J-1 teaching visas;

  • People who are covered under CalPERS through other employment with the state.


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Last Updated: September 16, 2011

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