Retirement Policy Committee


The purpose and goals of the CFT Retirement Policy Committee are:

  • to monitor the activities of both the California State Teacher Retirement System (CalSTRS) and the Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS);
  • to offer testimony when appropriate before both the CalSTRS and CalPERS boards as well as before state and federal legislative and regulatory bodies;
  • to monitor the statutes and regulatory policies that govern the CalSTRS and CalPERS;
  • to make recommendations concerning retirement issues to the Executive Council, State Council, and annual convention to keep CFT locals and members informed on matters relating to retirement through articles for CFT publications to present reports to CFT governance bodies.

Committee members

Doug Orr, Chair, San Francisco Community College District Federation of Teachers
Cecelia Boskin, United Teachers Los Angeles
Carolyn Cleaves, Salinas Valley Federation of Teachers
Dennis Cox, ABC Federation of Teachers, Retiree Chapter
Britt Dowdy, Newport-Mesa Federation of Teachers
Lisa Gutierrez Guzman, United Educators of San Francisco
Deborah Jensen, Cerritos College Faculty Federation
Lucy Navarro, Gilroy Federation of Paraeducators
John Perez, United Teachers Los Angeles
Dennis Smith, Los Rios College Federation of Teachers
Brian Doyle, Staff Liaison