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Governing Boards

Employee Trust Funds Board (13 Members)

This Board sets policy for the Department of Employee Trust Funds (ETF); appoints the ETF Secretary; approves tables used for computing benefits, contribution rates and actuarial assumptions; authorizes all annuities except for disability; approves or rejects ETF administrative rules; and generally oversees the benefit programs, except group insurance and deferred compensation. Membership criteria is set by state law, with some members appointed by the Teachers Retirement Board and the Wisconsin Retirement Board. Two seats on the Board are elected positions; one by retirees and the other by non-teaching employees of public school districts and technical colleges.

Board Correspondence
Individuals can send correspondence to the Employee Trust Funds Board by sending the correspondence by email to, or by U.S. postal mail to Board Liaison, P.O. Box 7931, Madison, WI 53707-7931. To help ensure correspondence is received by the board in time for the next scheduled meeting, please send it in a manner so that it is received by ETF at least twenty-four (24) hours prior to that meeting. All correspondence received by email will receive an auto-reply message confirming receipt of the correspondence by ETF.

The board will receive your correspondence unedited and unredacted. Subject to the Wisconsin Open Meetings Law, any consideration and discussion of the correspondence may occur at the board meeting.

Correspondence received by the board will be posted on the ETF website after it is reviewed for any redaction that might be necessary pursuant to applicable state or federal law. Absent specific, written authorization from the individual, ETF is prohibited from posting HIPAA protected health information on the ETF website. In addition, your correspondence may be subject to the Wisconsin Public Records Law.
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