Self-Guided Training

If you like to learn at your own pace, want to jump around and pick topics that interest you, or don’t have time to attend a classroom session, the Self-Guided Training videos were developed as another resource for our members.

No logon is required; therefore, your progress will not be recorded nor saved. Please make sure to have enough time to view each section in its entirety or write down where you stopped so you can go back to it later.

The videos can be viewed on most web browsers and have speaking narrators, so please turn on the volume. If you prefer, Closed Captions are also available. You can view the videos in the comfort of your home, on a cellphone, your work computer, or any device with wi-fi or internet access. Please follow department policy regarding work computers and get supervisory approval to review the materials during working hours.

If you have any questions accessing the videos, or have suggestions for improvements, please send us an email at retire@ladwp.com.
 
Please note:  If you need to fast forward or rewind a section, you must view the slide in its entirety to unlock the playback bar.

  

OTHER PLAN BENEFITS
Video Title Duration
Disability Benefits

A unique benefit that protects you during times of illness of injury on or off work.

21 minutes
Death Benefits (Active)

Death Benefits for active employees is one of the most important benefits for our members. Learn how you can protect your family if you die as an active member of the Plan.

20 minutes
Death Benefits (Retiree)

Learn about your insured life death benefit after you retire and the claims process.

20 minutes

 

RETIREMENT BENEFITS
Video Title Duration
Additional Contributions

Participate in a voluntary program to save additional funds for your retirement. Also, make sure to watch the “Additional Contributions at Retirement”.

15 minutes
Additional Contributions at Retirement

Learn about the distribution options for your Additional Contributions at retirement. It is important to watch this video to learn about how it will affect your taxes.

20 minutes
Purchasing Credit (Tier 2)

Understand Full Actuarial Costing for Tier 2 members and time eligible for purchase. (For Tier 1, please speak with Membership staff.)

30 minutes
Retirement Process

Get a comprehensive review of the retirement process, formula, options, and eligibility for Tier 1.

20 minutes
Retirement Estimates (Tier 1)

As you progress through your career, plan for retirement by understanding how to estimate your pension amount for Tier 1.

15 minutes
Retirement (Tier 1)

Get a comprehensive review of the retirement process, formula, options, and eligibility for Tier 1.

40 minutes
Retirement Estimates (Tier 2)

As you progress through your career, plan for retirement by understanding how to estimate your pension amount for Tier 2.

15 minutes
Retirement (Tier 2)

Get a comprehensive review of the retirement process, formula, options, and eligibility for Tier 1.

45 minutes
Vesting (Tier 2)

Terminating your employment and wondering what to do with your funds? (For Tier 1, please speak with Membership staff)

16 minutes

 

NON-PLAN BENEFITS AFFECTING YOUR RETIREMENT
Video Title Duration
Health Plans (Tier 1)

Health and dental coverage are important for your retirement. See how your options and also learn about Medicare for Tier 1.

20 minutes
Health Plans (Tier 2)

Health and dental coverage are important for your retirement. See how your options and also learn about Medicare for Tier 2.

20 minutes
Payroll

You’ve saved your vacation and overtime. See how they’re paid out when you retire.

10 minutes

 


Other important considerations for your retirement can be found on the website for the following outside entities: