Retirement Benefits Information

District employees are eligible for Deferred Compensation Plans and, if qualified, a defined benefit pension plan either from the California State Teachers Retirement System (CalSTRS) or the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS).

Deferred Compensation Plans

San Diego Unified School District employees now have the opportunity to enroll in two deferred compensation plans, a 403(b) plan and the new 457(b) plan. Employees can choose to contribute to the 403(b), the 457(b) or both. For more information about these plans, please read the materials provided here. 

Requests for 403(b)/457(b) transfers, withdrawals, and loan documents may be emailed to or faxed to 619.725.7692.  Documents delivered in person, by email or fax will be processed within two business days.

Password reset requests or general questions may also be emailed to



Retirement Systems


TSA information: (619) 725-7670
STRS information: (619) 725-7678
CalPERS information: (619) 725-7674