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Below are various resources to assist Employers, Direct Authorization Vendors, and Health & Dental Carriers with common questions regarding CalPERS reporting, policies & procedures, and training opportunities. Each section contains pertinent information such as technical toolkits, File Transfer Protocol (FTP) resources, Data Element Definitions, Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) payment processing, and more.

Technical toolkits consist of documents and tools needed to develop XML files for reporting health, retirement enrollment, and payroll information to CalPERS. The contents are contained in a ZIP file, which can be extracted using WinZip.

Toolkit

Download the Employer's Technical Toolkit (ZIP, 12 MB) and read the Employer's Guide to the Technical Toolkit (PDF) for an overview and instructions on how to extract the files within, including the glossary, download instructions, toolkit contents, file descriptions, and flowcharts.

Additional Guides & Information

File Transfer Protocol (FTP)

Health

Payroll

Retirement Enrollment

Toolkit

Download the DAV Technical Toolkit (ZIP, 29 MB) and refer to the documents below for additional information.

2017 Transaction Dates

Impacts to Online Submitters & File Reporters

Please follow the schedule below to ensure your transactions are processed for the affected warrant. Due to earlier business closing dates, it's necessary for CalPERS to revise the deadline for processing monthly deduction transactions.

Business Month

Affected Warrant

Deadline

January

Feb 1, 2017

Jan 6, 2017

February

Mar 1, 2017

Feb 3, 2017

March

Apr 1, 2017

Mar 10, 2017

April

May 1, 2017

Apr 7, 2017

May

Jun 1, 2017

May 5, 2017

June

Jul 1, 2017

Jun 9, 2017

July

Aug 1, 2017

Jul 7, 2017

August

Sep 1, 2017

Aug 11, 2017

September

Oct 1, 2017

Sep 8, 2017

October

Nov 1, 2017

Oct 6, 2017

November

Dec 1, 2017

Nov 3, 2017

December

Jan 1, 2018

Dec 8, 2017

Toolkit

Download the Carrier Technical Toolkit (ZIP, 27 MB) and read the Carrier's Guide to the Technical Toolkit (PDF) for an overview and instructions on how to extract the files within, including the glossary, download instructions, toolkit contents, file descriptions, and flowcharts.

Additional Guides & Information

For additional information not included in the Carrier Technical Toolkit, please review the implementation, interface, and file format guides and documents below.

Implementation

Interface and File Format

Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT)

The CalPERS ACH ID number is 1946207465.

Beginning July 1, 2017 contracting employers are required to submit payroll contributions for retirement using EFT. See Circular Letter 200-006-17 (PDF) dated February 1, 2017 for more information.

If you pay by EFT, you must establish a new EFT account in my|CalPERS and notify your bank that this CalPERS ACH ID number is assigned to an approved payee. Without this pre-approval, your EFT payment will not be processed by your bank. In the event you submitted an EFT using the incorrect CalPERS ACH ID, resubmit the EFT with the CalPERS ACH ID listed above.

Checks

Mail checks payable to:

Payroll
CalPERS
Employer Contracts & Payroll Reporting
P.O. Box 1982
Sacramento, CA 95812-1982

Health Billing
CalPERS
P.O. Box 4032
Sacramento, CA 95812-4032

Overnight Payments
CalPERS
Financial Reporting & Accounting Services Division
400 Q Street
Sacramento, CA 95811



my|CalPERS Technical Requirements

File Readiness Testing

Access the my|CalPERS test environment to conduct your file testing activities.

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Resources

Frequently Asked Questions