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Feb-27-19 Office Furniture

The State Universities Retirement System (SURS) is soliciting proposals from qualified firms to provide office furniture and related design, delivery and installation services for a newly-renovated work space. Specifically, we are looking for a firm to collaborate with SURS to finalize the layout and configuration of cubicles and/or case goods for three (3) different departments using a tentative layout provided by SURS. The vendor will also provide furniture for private offices, a break room, and other multi-purpose meeting areas.

Feb-12-19 SURS February Newsletter

The February Advocate is now available online, featuring articles on the two new buyout options, the FY 2018 annual report, 2019 educational webinars and seminars, investments, legislation, SURS employee of the year, 1099-R forms and much more. www.surs.org/advocate

Feb-06-19 Real Assets Investment Searches

Callan, on behalf of the State Universities Retirement System (SURS), is requesting information from qualified firms interested in providing real asset investment services, which are limited to private real estate and infrastructure. All information and required documents are available on Callan’s website (www.callan.com) and on the SURS website (www.surs.org).

Feb-05-19 Spam Alert

SURS has been made aware of a spam messaging campaign that looks to have originated from one of our accounts – security@surs.org. Please be aware that these messages are not authentic. Our information security team has taken the necessary steps to remedy the situation.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

Jan-18-19 Recordkeeping Services and Investment Services for the SURS 401(a) and 457(b) Retirement Plans

The State Universities Retirement System (SURS) has issued this Request for Proposal (RFP) to procure full service recordkeeping, custodial, and investment services for the Self-Managed Plan ("SMP"), an IRC Section 401(a) retirement plan, and a new supplemental plan under IRC Section 457(b) ("Supplemental Plan").

SURS is seeking to redesign the SMP to help better enable participants to maintain their standard of living in retirement. SURS is launching the Supplemental Plan to provide members with the tools they need to address any retirement readiness gaps.

Jan-15-19 SURS FY 2018 Financial Report

SURS 100-page annual report outlining assets; liabilities; employer contributions; investment policies, objectives and performance highlights; manager fees; membership and benefit statistics and more is available online for members to review. It is divided into five sections for easy navigation.

SURS FY 2018 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report

 

Jan-10-19 Self-Managed Plan Pre-Retirement Seminars

There are no seminars scheduled at this time. Please check back at a later date for future events.

SURS is offering a "Self-Managed Plan Pre-Retirement" seminars for members both active and inactive who are five years away from retirement. The seminars will be from approximately 9:00 A.M. to 12:30 P.M.

Registration is currently limited to members who are 50 years of age or older.

Jan-08-19 Understanding Your SURS Benefits Webinar - Tier I

This webinar will provide an overview of SURS Tier I benefits, with a focus on retirement. Earning & purchasing service credit, sick leave, refunds, reciprocal time, disability, death & survivor benefits, insurance, retirement calculations, & applying for retirement will all be discussed.

Jan-04-19 Retirement Education Seminars (Champaign)

There are no seminars scheduled at this time. Please check back at a later date for future events.

SURS is offering Retirement Education Seminars for members enrolled in the Traditional and Portable plans. The following one-day seminars will be held at the SURS office in Champaign. The sessions will be specific to your employer type.

These seminars will be held from approximately 9:00 A.M. to 2:15 P.M. Registration is required. The enrollment fee is $20 per member and $10 for a non-member guest. Lunch will be provided.

Jan-04-19 Retirement Education Seminars (Naperville)

There are no seminars scheduled at this time. Please check back at a later date for future events.

SURS is offering Retirement Education Seminars for members enrolled in the Traditional and Portable plans. The following one-day seminars will be held at the SURS office located within the NIU-Naperville Outreach Center in Naperville, IL. The sessions will be specific to your employer type.

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