CSU-Emeritus and Retired Faculty Association
CSU-ERFA (CSU-Emeritus and Retired Faculty Association) is a statewide organization
with political outreach.
In addition to representing the collective interests of its members with regard to pension and health care benefits, CSU-ERFA membership also provides additional benefits including:
- A grant program that provides funds to members that can be used for several purposes, such as underwriting scholarly research of issues important to CSU retirees, conducting oral history projects, and supporting the scholarly and publication endeavors of retirees as contributing members of the university community.
- A "Survivor's Guide" that assists families in making those important decisions when a retired faculty or staff member or spouse dies.
- Advice and guidance for retirees in the Faculty Early Retirement Program (FERP) who are threatened with layoff.
- Guidance to members in dealing with or responding to adverse administrative decisions affecting them.
- Assistance, information, advice, and support to campus retiree organizations. Fifteen percent of the dues paid by CSU-ERFA members retired from campuses with affiliated retiree organizations are returned to those campus organizations (such as SJSU-EFA). In addition, each affiliated campus has representation on the State Council, the Association's primary governing body.
Membership is open to any retired faculty member, which includes professional librarians, academic administrators, and others who have been accorded faculty status on individual campuses.
Cost of membership
CSU-ERFA dues usually are collected by deduction from the member's monthly retirement benefit. For new members, the monthly dues are based on a sliding scale that ranges from $5 to $10 per month.