Employer News
Feb 3, 2020 12:00am

ETF Conducting Direct Mail Benefits Education Effort

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.

Employer News
Jan 30, 2020 5:00pm

Career Benefits Page Redesigned

Hiring top talent can be challenging. Let ETF help you attract prospective candidates by offering an engaging career benefits page.

Employer News
Jan 21, 2020 12:00pm

State Employee Termination Checklist Updated

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.

Employer News
Jan 21, 2020 12:00pm

Local Employee Termination Checklist Updated

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.

Department News
Jan 13, 2020 5:00pm

Office Closures Observe Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

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

Employer News
Dec 18, 2019 12:00am

Social Security Wage Base Set to Increase for 2020

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.

Department News
Dec 17, 2019 5:00pm

When Are 2020 Annuity Payments Available?

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.