The Department of Employee Trust Funds recently began a direct mail education and outreach campaign to Wisconsin Retirement System covered members—some of whom could be your employees. The campaign targets members who are new hires or at various WRS benefits-related milestones.
Please note that the checklists for state employers to use when employees terminate employment have been updated. They now provide 2020 plan year information. You can download and print both checklists from the ETF website.
Please note that the checklist for local employers to use when employees terminate employment has been updated. It now provides 2020 plan year information. You can download and print the checklist from the ETF website.
ETF, including all customer service phone lines, will be closed for business Monday, January 20, 2020, due to the Martin Luther King, Jr. observance. Regular office and Customer Service Call Center hours (see below) will resume on Tuesday, January 21.
Office Hours: 7:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday
Customer Service Call Center Hours: 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday
As the designated liaison between the Social Security Administration and employers that provide Social Security coverage for their employees under the State of Wisconsin’s Section 218 Agreement, ETF provides the following updated information, including Social Security and Medicare wage bases for 2020.
Under state law, monthly Wisconsin Retirement System annuity payments are payable on the first day of the month. The chart below shows upcoming 2020 payments affected when the first falls on a Saturday, Sunday or holiday.