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
When you retire, you will receive a retirement benefit based on
your years of service and benefit formula from each reciprocal
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 Info Sheet
Certification of Service Form
Early submission of your application is recommended since
information provided in the form requires verification by other
government and retirement agencies.