If you use the my|CalPERS system, take advantage of the valuable resources below, including student guides, videos, and other supplemental materials. The student guides directly correspond with our my|CalPERS Employer Training Classes and are revised on a regular basis. Check back often for the most current version; revision dates are listed in the headers or footers.

Student Guides
Name Description

my|CalPERS Course 101: Health Enrollment Basics for Public Agencies & Schools (PDF, 2.67 MB)

This guide contains information on: navigating my|CalPERS; online help; submitting inquiries; my|CalPERS query feature; adding and updating health transactions and non-PERS health transactions; health statement and billing roster; health reports; CalPERS online resources; and my|CalPERS and health enrollment for public agencies and schools resources.

my|CalPERS Course 102: Health Enrollment Basics for Central & Non-Central State Agencies (PDF, 2.11 MB)

This document details: navigating my|CalPERS; online help; submitting inquiries; my|CalPERS query feature; adding and updating health transactions; health reports; CalPERS online resources; and my|CalPERS and health enrollment resources for central and non-central state agencies.

my|CalPERS Course 103: Retirement Enrollment Basics for Public Agencies, Schools, & Non-Central State Agencies (PDF, 1.90 MB)

This resource assists with my|CalPERS transactional navigation. It's divided into units which contains transactional step actions and helpful illustrations. Contents include: navigating my|CalPERS; online help; submitting inquiries; my|CalPERS query feature; retirement enrollment; reports; and retirement enrollment basics resources.

my|CalPERS Course 104: Payroll Contribution Reporting Basics for Public Agencies, Schools, & Non-Central State Agencies (PDF, 2.54 MB)

Use this guide to learn how to report earned period payroll records. You'll find information on: navigating my|CalPERS; online help; submitting inquiries; my|CalPERS query feature; payroll contribution reporting; reports; and my|CalPERS and payroll resources.

my|CalPERS Course 107: Setting Up EFT Accounts and Making Payments for Public Agencies, Schools, & Non-Central State Agencies (PDF, 1 MB)

This document assists with setting up electronic funds transfer (EFT) banking accounts in my|CalPERS and making payments. It's divided into units and scenarios which contain transactional step-actions and helpful illustrations. Topics include: my|CalPERS system navigation; business partner receivables; EFT accounts; making payments on your receivables; managing your payments and banking; accounts; generating reports; and resources for setting up EFT accounts and making payments.

my|CalPERS Course 204: Submitting Payroll Corrections with Adjustments for Public Agencies, Schools, & Non-Central State Agencies (PDF, 2.84 MB)

This user-friendly guide provides definitions and procedures on how to perform adjustment transactions through my|CalPERS. There are screen shots that correspond with the steps in each procedure. Contents include: payroll adjustment types; reviewing employee posted payroll history; adjustment reports; retroactive salary adjustments; retroactive special compensation adjustments; prior period adjustments; prior period no contribution and no service adjustments; process adjustment reports; and my|CalPERS resources.

my|CalPERS Course 205: So You Want To Run a Cognos Report? (PDF, 2.70 MB)

This student guide provides procedures on how to navigate through Cognos and learn its functionality. There are screen shots that correspond with the steps in each procedure. Topics covered include: report descriptions, user roles, status, and browser requirements; my|CalPERS system access; commonly used reports; navigating through Cognos; Cognos tools; managing folders; running and viewing reports; set intervals; future reports; creating password protected PDF versions; multiple formats with password protection and set an interval; help features; my|CalPERS submit inquiry; CalPERS online resources; and CalPERS contacts.

my|CalPERS Course 206: Retirement Contract Overview for Public Agencies and Schools (PDF, 2.35 MB)

This resource helps you navigate within your agency's CalPERS retirement contract. It's divided into units which contain transactional step actions and helpful illustrations. Contents include: your retirement contract; annual actuarial valuation; view the optional benefits listing; amend a retirement contract; reports; and retirement contract.

my|CalPERS Retirement Appointment Reconciliation (PDF, 1.94 MB)

This guide describes new system enhancements for employers to reconcile their agency's retirement appointments (contributory appointments with missing payroll). This guide will prepare you to more efficiently identify missing payroll records, resolve payroll record discrepancies, and reconcile retirement appointments.

my|CalPERS System Access Administration (PDF, 1.26 MB)

This guide provides an overview of the roles and responsibilities of a System Access Administrator.

Videos
Name Description

my|CalPERS Course 206: Retirement Contract Overview for Public Agencies and Schools (Video Series)

In these seven videos, learn how to access and navigate through your retirement contract, submit a resolution, complete a valuation, and run a contract report.

my|CalPERS System Access Administration

The my|CalPERS System Access Administrators video demonstrates user account maintenance processes; such as, add a contact and grant system access, reset a password and change a username, update system access and add an additional administrator, lock and unlock a user’s system access, deactivate and reactive a user’s system access, delete system users and how to establish business partner relationships.

Supplemental Materials
Name Description

my|CalPERS Business Partner Relationships (PDF)

This guide provides an overview of how to establish and terminate business partner relationships within my|CalPERS.

my|CalPERS Cognos Reports Browser Requirements (PDF)

This document contains instructions on how to correctly configure your Internet Explorer web browser for generating reports in my|CalPERS and updating your Adobe Reader application to export Cognos reports into PDF version. Topics include: configuring your workstation; adding my|CalPERS to trusted sites; customize trusted sites; setting pop-up blocker; compatibility view for Internet Explorer 10 and 11; and update Adobe Reader to export Cognos reports into PDF version.

my|CalPERS Health Aid: Health Event Types and Reasons for Employers (PDF)

Access health event types, reasons, dates, and effective date methods in this spreadsheet.

my|CalPERS Quick Reference Guide for Employers (PDF)

This document provides employers with quick steps to easily perform common my|CalPERS functions.

my|CalPERS System Privileges for Business Partner Roles (PDF)

This document provides my|CalPERS system access administrators a list of privileges for each business partner role in my|CalPERS. It should be used as a resource when adding new system users or modifying the access roles of existing users. Not all of the roles listed are applicable to every business partner based on agency type.