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May 1, 2019 12:00am May 2019 Edition
Public Service

Why Are You in Public Service?

"You know you're in the right job when you go to work every day and say to yourself that you get to serve the citizens of this county."

WRS News Online for Employees
May 1, 2019 12:00am May 2019 Edition
Julia Valentine

Valentine Named Chief Technology And Operations Officer

Julia Valentine is SWIB’s new chief technology and operations officer. In this role, Valentine oversees SWIB’s operational processes and technology infrastructure.

WRS News Online for Employees
May 1, 2019 12:00am May 2019 Edition
Group Appointments

Group Retirement Appointments Held Statewide

Did you know the Department of Employee Trust Funds offers group retirement appointments? These appointments are held statewide once a month and twice weekly in Madison, year-round.

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May 1, 2019 12:00am May 2019 Edition
Wisconsin State Assembly Image

Legislative Update

In February Gov. Evers released the 2019-2021 executive state budget, a proposal for how the state should manage expenses for the next two years. The budget is introduced as separate—yet identical—legislation (bills) in the Senate and the Assembly. 2019 Assembly Bill 56 and 2019 Senate Bill 59 are currently before the Joint Committee on Finance. The JCF has spent the last few months reviewing the proposed budget and will continue to review and make changes over the next few weeks.

WRS News Online for Employees
May 1, 2019 12:00am May 2019 Edition
ETF Customer Service

Tips for Easiest Access to ETF Customer Services

While our website is a great place to start if you need WRS benefits information and resources, we know there are times when you need to speak with a benefits specialist. Here are some tips for getting help during this period of peak demand for ETF services.

WRS News Online for Employees
May 1, 2019 12:00am May 2019 Edition

Wellness Webinars Set

The Well Wisconsin Program is offering two webinars to help you take steps to improve your health and wellness this spring and summer: Practicing Self-Compassion and Understanding Diabetes.

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May 1, 2019 12:00am May 2019 Edition

Video Explains WRS Annuity Options

Choosing a WRS annuity option is not easy. ETF’s video, WRS Annuity Payment Options, provides details on all options, including those protecting joint survivors and beneficiaries.

WRS News Online for Employees
May 1, 2019 12:00am May 2019 Edition

Upcoming Board Meetings

The next Group Insurance Board meeting is scheduled for May 15. The ETF Board, Teachers Retirement Board and Wisconsin Retirement Board will next meet on June 20. Find the board meeting agendas and materials here.

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May 2018 Edition

SWIB Remains a Low-Cost Manager

Managing the Wisconsin Retirement System trust funds involves more than determining a good investment strategy. Developing a disciplined, prudent, and innovative investment strategy is what we do to mitigate against losses, keep contribution rates stable, and generate reasonable returns. In addition, the State of Wisconsin Investment Board's cost optimization efforts help ensure the WRS can meet its obligations today and in the future.

Department News
Apr 15, 2019 12:00am

WRS Statement of Benefits Mailed April 12

The January 1, 2019 Statement of Benefits entered the delivery stream on Friday, April 12. See Employer Bulletin Vol. 36, No. 3 for more information.