Reciprocity

Reciprocity

Overview

Reciprocity is an agreement among certain California public retirement systems allowing members to move from one public employer to another. The move must be made within six months of leaving one agency to another participating reciprocal agency. This allows for some portability of retirement benefits. 
  
When you retire, you will receive a retirement benefit based on your years of service and benefit formula from each reciprocal agency. 

Each agency will use your highest Final Compensation,even if it is from a different agency, and your combined years of service to determine your retirement eligibility.
 
To apply for Reciprocity, please complete and return the Certification of Service form.

Reciprocity Information Sheet
Certification of Service Form

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