External Affairs Branch

Consisting of three offices, External Affairs is responsible for advocating for CalPERS members and stakeholders by providing information and in-depth policy analyses to State and federal governmental entities. We create and maintain relationships with members and stakeholders to ensure the integrity of the CalPERS trust; promote CalPERS as a professional, responsive, well-managed organization; and build support for CalPERS policies and programs.

Office of Governmental Affairs

This office is responsible for identifying, monitoring, and representing CalPERS on State and federal issues that may impact our members and employers. They coordinate the analysis of State and federal legislation and advocate the policies and positions of the CalPERS Board of Administration in all appropriate governmental forums.

Office of Public Affairs

This office directs and supports effective communications, including member information, media relations, publications management and distribution, graphic design, video production, and internal communication. The Office of Public Affairs also manages the digital content and overall communications strategy for the main CalPERS and my|CalPERS websites, and our various social media channels.

Office of Stakeholder Relations

This office is responsible for ensuring the development and maintenance of strong partnerships with key stakeholders and decision-makers. Stakeholder Relations provides project management services and guidance on all issues that concern the stakeholders. They include the Governor's Office, State control agencies, local agency employer associations, active employee-based associations, retiree groups, taxpayer associations, and California and national retirement-based advocacy organizations.

Dated: 02-11-2014