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Chicago Tribune Posts
Published 2012-03-15 01:06:00
The Chicago Tribune is once again focusing on the State Funded Pensions with its article titled "Digging a Pension Hole" and editorial "You, Molaro, Burke and $3 Million". Next, the Tribune specifically targets the State Universities Retirement System (SURS) in "Private Workers, Public Pension". In response, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn calls for a pension panel to review the state's pension system.

2011 Annual Meeting Highlights
Published 2012-03-15 12:22:00

Changes to the Money Purchase Factors to Become Effective July 2, 2012
Published 2012-02-27 02:43:00
At its meeting on June 10, 2011, the Board of Trustees of the State Universities Retirement System set the effective date of the Money Purchase factor changes as July 2, 2012. The changes to the Money Purchase factors are a result of a recent actuarial experience study which recommended a reduction of the assumed rate of investment return and updated the mortality tables due to increased life expectancy. State statute requires SURS to conduct an experience study at least every five years to test the economic and demographic assumptions used to prepare the annual actuarial valuation report. The results of this process are then evaluated to determine which, if any, of the assumptions need modification to provide better estimates of future liability and asset growth for the System.

Eric Madiar's Public Pension Analysis - March 14, 2011
Published 2012-02-27 02:23:00
Eric Madiar, Chief Legal Counsel to Illinois Senate President John Cullerton, has performed a comprehensive legal and historic analysis of the 1970 Constitution's pension clause. In his report, you will find a history of the convention debates and discussions, media perspectives of the time, what the courts have said throughout the past 40 years, as well as an analysis of recent arguments from Sidley Austin LLP and Gino DiVito.

University Presidents Send Letter to Governor Quinn on Pension Reform
Published 2012-02-27 02:05:00
SUAA wanted to inform the membership of the letter sent to Governor Quinn and to the leadership of the House, Senate, and to the House Pensions and Personnel Committee expressing their interest in continuing to work on options and alternatives to SB 512.

SURS Investment Returns
Published 2011-08-09 00:00:00
SURS Investment Returns for Fiscal Year 2011

SUAA Annual Meeting 2011
Published 2011-06-14 04:36:00
General Information, Agenda & Registration

SB512 Press Release
Published 2011-05-26 08:21:00
Oppose House Amendment # 1 to SB 512

SB512 Update
Published 2011-05-26 02:35:00
Passed Out of the Committee This Morning

Alert! Amendment has been Filed to SB512!
Published 2011-05-25 03:46:00
Hearing will be Thursday 9am Room 114 of the Capitol

Annual Meeting Announcement
Published 2011-05-24 10:42:00
Details and Registration

FY 2012 Benefit Choice Period
Published 2011-05-18 01:29:00
For updated information regarding the managed care contracts and the date by which members must make a decision regarding their coverage choices for FY 2012 go to the CMS Benefits website.

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