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Apr-28-17 Legal Counsel to Serve as Hearing Officer

The State Universities Retirement System of Illinois (SURS) requests proposals from private lawyers or law firms to provide hearing officer legal services for the SURS Board of Trustees and the System related to contested claims and administrative hearings before the SURS Claims Panel, pursuant to 80 Ill.Adm.Code 1600.500.

Apr-24-17 Non-Core Private Commercial Real Estate Debt Search

The State Universities Retirement System of Illinois (SURS) requests proposals from qualified firms to provide non-core private commercial real estate debt commingled fund investment management services. SURS is issuing the RFP for due diligence purposes, to ensure its receipt of quality services in a cost-effective manner.

Apr-18-17 Video Security System

The State Universities Retirement System (SURS) objective is to obtain a vendor partner for the installation and maintenance of a video surveillance system. This partnership is intended to last for several years for both maintenance and additional phases. This RFP describes the initial phase for installation as well as requiring provisions for guaranteed discounts or pricing for future phases.

Apr-11-17 SURS/SUAA 2017 Legislative Event

On April 5, SURS partnered with the State Universities Annuitants Association (SUAA) for our annual legislative "Meet and Greet" in Springfield. Several legislators stopped by the SUAA office in downtown Springfield to talk with SURS and SUAA trustees and staff about issues important to our members.

Mar-24-17 Network Penetration and Vulnerability Testing

SURS is seeking proposals from qualified candidates to conduct security assessments annually for three years. These assessments should give SURS a better understanding of potential vulnerabilities and risks that may be visible from the internet. Testing should be from the perspective of an outside attacker with no inside knowledge of the network.

Mar-17-17 SURS Selects CIO

The State Universities Retirement System (SURS) Board of Trustees has hired Douglas Wesley as Chief Investment Officer (CIO).

Wesley, who had been serving as interim CIO since former CIO Dan Allen’s retirement in August of 2016, has been with SURS for 19 years.

Feb-17-17 Passive Provider Search

The State Universities Retirement System of Illinois (SURS) requests proposals from qualified firms to provide passive investment management services. SURS is issuing the RFP for due diligence purposes, to ensure its receipt of quality services at cost-effective, market pricing.

Jan-31-17 SURS January Newsletter Available

The January Advocate is now available online, featuring articles on our new executive director, the legal and legislative team, employee of the year, investments, the Self-Managed Plan, legislation and upcoming webinars and seminars.

Jan-05-17 Network Upgrade

The deadline of this RFP has been extended to February 13th at 4:30 p.m.

The State Universities Retirement System (SURS), 1901 Fox Drive, Champaign, IL 61820, is requesting proposals to update Network Switches and Firewalls, and implement Identity Services and Endpoint protection. Businesses owned by minorities, women, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to submit proposals.

Dec-30-16 Credit granted for furlough and voluntary pay reduction

On Aug. 26, 2016, PA 99-0897 was signed into law allowing certain SURS participants to establish service and earnings credit for periods of furlough or periods of voluntary pay reduction taken in lieu of furlough. Eligible SURS participants must have periods of furlough or periods of voluntary pay reduction taken in lieu of furlough beginning on or after July 1, 2015, and ending on or before June 30, 2017.

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