Vol. 17, No. 21
November 13, 2000
Wisconsin Act 11 Video Reminder; Nominations Sought for
Seats on ETF Policy and Advisory Boards; ETF To Host Presentations
on Current WRS and ETF Issues
1999 Wisconsin Act 11 Video Reminder
Remember Wisconsin Act 11 and your Wisconsin Retirement System
Benefits, a video produced by the Department last spring? A
copy of the video, reviewing the retirement benefit law and its
impact on WRS benefits, was distributed to WRS employer agents last
May. Employer Bulletin Volume 17, No. 12 (May 19, 2000)
preceded the video and reviewed the program's content. All WRS
employers received one video tape. If you need more than one copy,
please feel free to make duplicates using the tape you received.
For more information about 1999 Wisconsin Act 11 and Your Wisconsin
Retirement System Benefits, contact Nancy Ketterhagen, ETF
Office of Communications, at (608) 266-7471 or e-mail your request
Nominations Sought for WRS Policy and Advisory Board Seats
Please tell your employees that they still have time to request
and file nomination papers in two important Employee Trust Funds
(ETF) governing board elections set for this spring:
Employee Trust Funds Board
Educational Support Personnel working in Wisconsin public school
districts and technical college districts now have a representative
seat on the ETF Board. Wisconsin Act 181, which became effective
June 2, 2000 added the new member to the Board.
Candidates interested in running for this seat have until November
30, 2000 to return nomination papers. Only educational support
personnel in public school (excluding Milwaukee) and technical
college districts may file nomination papers and vote in the election.
Voting will take place in February.
Teachers Retirement Board
Nomination papers are available for elementary and secondary
teachers (outside of the Milwaukee public school district) interested
in running for seats on the Teachers Retirement Board. Two positions
are up for election. Voting among elementary and secondary teachers
will take place in February.
To request nomination papers, contact: Board Election Coordinator,
Department of Employee Trust Funds, P.O. Box 7931, Madison, WI 53707-7931.
Phone (608) 267-2862. To send an e-mail to the Board Election Coordinator,
visit our Internet site.
ETF to Host Presentations on Current WRS and ETF Issues
Please extend to your employees this invitation to attend an informal
presentation, hosted by the Secretary's Office of the Department
of Employee Trust Funds (ETF). The meetings will address the following
- What's been happening in the Department and with the Trust
- ETF's customer service improvement plans
- What Act 11 means to the Trust Funds
- What Act 11 means to you
- ETF's future
No reservations are necessary for these free presentations. All
locations have adequate parking and are handicapped accessible.
If the weather becomes severe in your area, please check your local
radio station(s) for cancellation information.