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Congratulations, on your upcoming retirement!

General Information -  When the final decision is made to separate from the Pasadena Unified School District, all employees must submit a separation form. You can download the separation form here and return via mail, fax at (626) 584-1658, or email to

PUSD Employee Exit Survey - Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey. This information is vital for us to make actionable data driven analysis of retention and employee satisfaction. If you are separating from the district, please complete the survey here:

PUSD Employee Exit Survey 

Hosted Group Pre-Retirement Workshops - Pre-retirement workshops are conducted throughout the school year. These workshops are presented by CalPERS and CalSTRS benefits counselors. Employees are encouraged to attend at least one pre-retirement workshop at some time in their career. This is especially important for those employees anticipating retirement in the next 2-3 years and those approaching their 55th birthday. Schedules for pre-retirement seminars are publicized as we receive them.

Presentations by CalPERS and CalSTRS benefits counselors include an explanation of how the retirement allowance is calculated, beneficiary options, filing information, and updates on legislation. 

Individual Counseling Sessions - Individual counseling sessions are strongly recommended for those nearing retirement.

Appointments may be requested by telephoning the CalPERS office at (888) 225-7377 or CalSTRS office at (800) 228-5453 or visiting their websites at and

Disability Retirement: Please visit the respective websites at and for more information.

Reemployment After Retirement

There is no guarantee of future reemployment with the District in any capacity after retirement. Reemployment is contingent on District need at the time of application, and the candidate must meet District selection standards in effect at that time.

Postretirement employment information is viewable here.

Any retired certificated individual who is a member of the defined benefit program of the State Teachers' Retirement System (STRS) and who is hired by the district to perform any service pursuant to Education Code 22119.5 or 26113 shall be paid at a rate commensurate with that of other district employees performing comparable duties. However, such a retired individual shall not make contributions to the retirement fund or accrue service credits based on compensation earned from that service. (Education Code 24214)


If you are planning to work for PUSD after retirement, you will need to re-fingerprint. For more information, please call (626) 396-3611.


PUSD Employee Benefits

Please contact the PUSD Employee Benefits office for retirement benefits information.


California State Teachers' Retirement System

CalSTRS provides retirement, disability and survivor benefits for full-time and part-time California public school educators.


California Public Employees' Retirement System

CalPERS builds retirement and health security for California state, school, and public agency members. We manage the largest public pension fund in the US.