Below are various resources to assist Employers and Direct Authorization Vendors with common questions regarding CalPERS reporting, policies & procedures, and training opportunities. The sections include 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 PeaZip.


Download the Employer's Technical Toolkit (ZIP, 9 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)



Retirement Enrollment


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

Transaction Dates

Impacts to Online Submitters & File Reporters

Follow the schedule below, based on your deduction processing method (File or Online), to ensure your transactions are processed for the affected warrant.


Business Month

Affected Warrant

File Cutoff Date

Online Cutoff Date


Jan 1, 2018

Dec 8, 2017

Dec 13, 2017


Business Month

Affected Warrant

File Cutoff Date

Online Cutoff Date


Feb 1, 2018

Jan 5, 2018

Jan 10, 2018


Mar 1, 2018

Feb 2, 2018

Feb 7, 2018


Apr 1, 2018

Mar 9, 2018

Mar 14, 2018


May 1, 2018

Apr 6, 2018

Apr 11, 2018


Jun 1, 2018

May 4, 2018

May 9, 2018


Jul 1, 2018

Jun 8, 2018

Jun 13, 2018


Aug 1, 2018

Jul 6, 2018

Jul 11, 2018


Sep 1, 2018

Aug 10, 2018

Aug 15, 2018


Oct 1, 2018

Sep 7, 2018

Sep 12, 2018


Nov 1, 2018

Oct 5, 2018

Oct 10, 2018


Dec 1, 2018

Nov 2, 2018

Nov 7, 2018


Jan 1, 2019

Dec 7, 2018

Dec 12, 2018

Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT)

The CalPERS ACH ID number is 1946207465.

As of 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.


Mail checks payable to:

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

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

File Readiness Testing

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

Log in to Test Environment

Test Support


Frequently Asked Questions