The Department of Employee Trust Funds is committed to protecting your Wisconsin Retirement System account. Your information is confidential, and no one can receive information about or make changes to your account unless authorized.
You can authorize another person to make changes to your account by submitting a financial power of attorney document to ETF. This is a legal document that allows you (the "principal") to choose a person (the "agent") to act on your behalf. This document can impact your WRS account, as well as other finances and property. However, ETF can only provide information about how this will impact your WRS account. An attorney can provide information on how a financial power of attorney document affects your other finances and properties.
Financial power of attorney documents can have different titles, such as:
- Power of Attorney for Finances
- Power of Attorney for Finances and Property
- Power of Attorney for Finances and Other Property
A financial power of attorney document is different than a power of attorney for health care. ETF cannot accept power of attorney for health care documents because they relate to making medical decisions.
If you want to share account information with another person, but do not want them to be able to make changes to your account, see the General Privacy Notice page for more information.