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.