Each toolkit consists of documents and tools needed to build XML files to report health, membership, and payroll to CalPERS. The contents of the toolkit are contained in a ZIP file, which preserves the format of the schema files and eases downloading. You can use WinZip to unpack the files.


Download the Employer's Technical Toolkit (ZIP, 34.4 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


Comprehensive Health Event Information (PDF) - This spreadsheet contains my|CalPERS health reason descriptions and more.



Making Payments

Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT)

The new CalPERS ACH ID number is 1946207465. 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 preapproval, your EFT payment will not be processed by your bank. In the event you submitted an EFT using the incorrect CalPERS ACH ID, please resubmit the EFT with the new CalPERS ACH ID listed above.


Mail checks to:

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

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

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

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

2015 Transaction Dates

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, 2015 Jan 2, 2015
February Mar 1, 2015 Jan 30, 2015
March Apr 1, 2015 Mar 6, 2015
April May 1, 2015 Apr 3, 2015
May Jun 1, 2015 May 1, 2015
June Jul 1, 2015 Jun 5, 2015
July Aug 1, 2015 Jul 3, 2015
August Sep 1, 2015 Aug 7, 2015
September Oct 1, 2015 Sep 4, 2015
October Nov 1, 2015 Oct 2, 2015
November Dec 1, 2015 Oct 30, 2015
December Jan 1, 2016 Dec 4, 2015

Download the Carrier Technical Toolkit (ZIP, 27 MB) and read the Carrier's Guide to the Technical Toolkit (PDF) for an overview.

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.


Interface and File Format

Data Element Definitions

If you only need to access Data Element Definitions, select the relevant file below:

my|CalPERS Technical Requirements


Forms & Publications

Frequently Asked Questions

File Readiness Test Environment