READY TO RETIRE?
Employees are encouraged to meet with an Employee Benefits staff member (see Contact Us) to prepare for retirement. A retirement preparation meeting usually lasts about an hour and will review CalPERS retirement, payout of leave accruals, and insurance options.
A timeline on the steps of retirement can be found in the CalPERS publication Planning Your Service Retirement.
CalPERS recommends employees submit their retirement application 60-90 days before their retirement date; therefore, it is advisable to meet with Employee Benefits staff member no less than 90 days prior to retirement.
There are three ways to apply for retirement:
- Complete the application with a Monterey County Employee Benefits staff members
- Complete an online application for retirement at www.my.calpers.ca.gov or mail a completed paper version of the applications to CalPERS.
- Meet with a CalPERS representative at a local CalPERS office to complete the application