Department News
Sep 16, 2021 1:00pm
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Webinar: Investment Basics

Isn't it time to begin investing in your future? At this webinar on September 29, you'll learn about investment fundamentals such as the differences between cash equivalents, bonds, stocks, and mutual funds. Register now for the morning or evening session!

Department News
Sep 13, 2021 1:30pm
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Employer Webinar: Savi Offers Student Loan Assistance

Find out what’s happening nationally with student loans, what these changes mean for you and your employees, and how the Savi platform can help. Register now for this webinar on September 23.

Department News
Aug 30, 2021 1:00pm

Office Closure to Observe Labor Day 2021

The Department of Employee Trust Funds (ETF), including all customer service phone lines, will be closed for business Monday, September 6, 2021, due to the Labor Day observance. Wisconsin Retirement System members are encouraged to utilize the ETF Internet site to view and print forms, brochures and other information. Regular office hours and Customer Service Call Center hours (see below) will resume on Tuesday, September 7.

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

WRS News Online for Employees
Aug 30, 2021 8:00am Sept 2021 edition

WDC Update

Do you have a Wisconsin Deferred Compensation account? If so, here are some important service updates, including in-service withdrawals, online appointments and personalized investment strategies, and new comprehensive financial planning services!

WRS News Online for Employees
Aug 30, 2021 8:00am Sept 2021 edition
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You Can Achieve Financial Wellness at Any Age

Whether you’re a new hire, mid-career employee, or in the final stretch to retirement, it’s never too early or too late to take charge of your personal finances. We've curated information and resources to help you at just the right time in your life. Get started today.

WRS News Online for Employees
Aug 30, 2021 8:00am Sept 2021 edition

SWIB Staff Honored For Their Work

Two SWIB managing analysts have been recognized for their outstanding work. Lin Maung was named to Private Equity International’s 40 Under 40: Future Leaders of Private Equity list. Jason Rector was named to Chief Investment Officer’s Class of 2021 NextGens list.

WRS News Online for Employees
Aug 30, 2021 8:00am Sept 2021 edition

The SWIB Podcast: Chair David Stein Shares Insights of Board of Trustees

David Stein, chair of the Board of Trustees, talks about the search for and recent appointment of SWIB’s new executive director and chief investment officer as well as how strong governance is keeping SWIB well positioned for the future.

WRS News Online for Employees
Aug 30, 2021 8:00am Sept 2021 edition

Upcoming Governing Board Meetings

Find out when the governing boards of the WRS and the SWIB Board of trustees are scheduled to meet this fall.

WRS News Online for Employees
Aug 30, 2021 8:00am Sept 2021 edition

Legislative Update

Wisconsin’s 2021-23 biennial budget bill (2021 Wisconsin Act 58) became law on July 8.
We have completed an initial review of the law and prepared a summary of the provisions that relate to the Department of Employee Trust Funds.