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Jul-28-16 SURS July Newsletter Available

The July Advocate is now available online, featuring articles on our electronic check stubs, our 75th anniversary, the employer services team, executive director and CIO searches, investments, the Self-Managed Plan, legislation and upcoming webinars and seminars.

Jul-01-16 Governance Risk Compliance Consultant Services

The State Universities Retirement System of Illinois (SURS) requests proposals from an individual/firm to provide a Governance Risk Compliance Assessment (GRC) for the purpose of assessing strategic and operational risks in all areas of operations at SURS. SURS is requesting the development of a GRC framework that will coordinate with its Internal Audit Program and Compliance Programs.

Jun-13-16 Private Equity Fund of Funds Advisory Services

The State Universities Retirement System of Illinois (SURS) is seeking proposals from qualified firms interested in providing global, diversified Private Equity Fund of Funds advisory services.

Jun-09-16 SURS Discontinuing Paper Check Stubs

SURS July 2016 benefit payment notifications (check stubs) will be mailed at the end of June. It will be the final time most members will receive a paper check stub. Beginning in July, all members who have a valid email address on file with SURS and who receive payment through direct deposit will receive an electronic notification when a payment has been issued. The notice will direct members to log in to their secure Member Website to view their payment details.

May-16-16 Illinois Legislature Honors SURS on 75th Anniversary

On May 3, SURS was presented with a legislative resolution and certificates of recognition from the Illinois House and Senate commemorating the System's 75th anniversary.

May-05-16 Direct Digital Controls for HVAC

The State Universities Retirement System (hereinafter SURS) announces this invitation to bid (ITB) to solicit bids from responsible vendors. The scope of work entails the Installation of Direct Digital Controls, subject to continuing need and availability of funds. The work entails the replacement of existing pneumatic controls for air handling units, VAV boxes, finned tube radiation, and unit heaters as required for a complete and functional system.

Apr-29-16 Benefit Choice Enrollment Period Begins May 1

The Fiscal Year 2017 Benefit Choice Period is May 1 through May 31, 2016, for SURS active members as well as annuitants and survivors not enrolled in the Medicare Advantage 'TRAIL' Program. This is the only time of the year, other than when you experience a "qualifying change in status," that you may change your coverage.

Apr-12-16 Comprehensive Insurance Brokerage Services

The State Universities Retirement System (SURS) is requesting responses from qualified firms interested in providing comprehensive insurance brokerage services to a public pension plan. SURS intends to engage an insurance brokerage firm to assist in obtaining all necessary business insurance coverage (with the exception of employee health and dental insurance) and to serve as our consultant with respect to risk management issues and other insurance related matters.

Mar-23-16 Self-Managed Plan Webinars

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These webinars are for Self-Managed Plan participants who are new to the SURS System or just want information regarding SMP procedures including transfers, service credit purchases and accumulation, and contact information.

Mar-15-16 SURS Does Not Make Political Contributions

SURS has been made aware of a recently published article reporting that SURS made a campaign contribution to a candidate for state representative. The article is inaccurate. SURS does not make political contributions.

Statements referencing the State Universities Retirement System contained in an article in the East Central Reporter for the week of March 6-12, 2016, are inaccurate and misleading. The State Universities Retirement System has never “given” to Mr. Jim Acklin or his campaign.

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