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Public Records Notices

Recognizing the people’s right to information about the government’s decision making process, the Department of Employee Trust Funds will, consistent with the state’s Public Records Law (Wis. Stat. §§ 19.31 to 19.39), provide information regarding ETF’s affairs, except for individual personal information restricted by statute.

Please note that Wis. Stat. §19.36 states that records exempted from disclosure by state or federal law are not subject to disclosure under the Public Records Law. Examples of records protected from disclosure under state or federal law include those that meet the definition of “protected health information” under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), and records that meet the definitions of “individual personal information” and “medical record” in Chapter 40 of the Wisconsin Statutes and Chapter 10 of the Wisconsin Administrative Code.

Members of the public may obtain information and access to ETF’s public records, or obtain copies of these records.

Frequently Requested Documents

The following frequently requested documents are available online. You do not need to submit a public records request for these documents.

ETF Procurement

  • Requests for vendor proposals, information and bids
  • Contracts

Governing Boards

  • Meeting agenda, materials and minutes

Government Relations

  • Proposed Wisconsin legislation
  • Laws affecting ETF and the Wisconsin Retirement System

Reports and Studies

  • Actuarial reports
  • Annual financial reports

State of Wisconsin Investment Board
SWIB is responsible for investing the assets of the Wisconsin Retirement System. Please contact SWIB if you have questions regarding investments of the trust funds or investment performance.

Administrative Rules

Beginning September 1, 2016 comments on proposed administrative rules will be accepted through the Legislature’s website at All submitted comments will be sent to the appropriate agency rules coordinators. It is necessary to include contact information in your submitted comments if you wish to receive a response. The previous administrative rules website at will be decommissioned on September 1, 2016.