WRS News Online for Employees
May 2, 2022 8:00am May 2022 Edition

Upcoming Governing Board Meetings

Find out when the governing boards of the Wisconsin Retirement System and the SWIB Board of Trustees are scheduled to meet.

WRS News Online for Employees
May 2, 2022 8:00am May 2022 Edition

Well Wisconsin Program Updates

Well Wisconsin Radio is better than ever in 2022 –- and podcasting! Check out the growing library of episodes that discuss health and well-being topics with experts from around the state. We also bring you news of upcoming –- and fun -- Well Wisconsin challenges and a reminder about the Oct. 14 participation deadline.

WRS News Online for Employees
May 2, 2022 8:00am May 2022 Edition

WRS Provides Strong Economic Pillar for Wisconsin

Money paid to and spent by WRS participants has a ripple effect on Wisconsin's economy. Here we review Pensionomics, an annual analysis that calculates each
state’s economic benefit stemming from state and local pension payments, including the WRS.

WRS News Online for Employees
May 2, 2022 8:00am May 2022 Edition
Celebrating 40 years of the WRS

The WRS at 40: Legislative Milestones

This year marks 40 years since legislation implementing the WRS became effective. Over the years, strong legislative oversight has fundamentally shaped the WRS and the benefits administered by ETF. Here’s a review of our journey, beginning with the efforts of an 80-year-old state employee who is credited with compelling a governor to change his mind on a vetoed bill.

WRS News Online for Employees
May 2, 2022 8:00am May 2022 Edition

Legislative Update

The 2021 Regular Session of the Wisconsin Legislature ended when the State Senate adjourned March 9. Two bills were passed that affect ETF and the benefit programs it administers.

WRS News Online for Employees
May 2, 2022 8:00am May 2022 Edition

What to Do After Your Retirement Packet Arrives

So, your official retirement estimate/application from ETF has arrived in the mail. What should you do next? Review these tips and educational resources so you understand your options and ultimately avoid mistakes that would cause your application to be returned or even voided.

Department News
Apr 25, 2022 8:00am

ETF and SWIB to Present at WCOA Conference

ETF Secretary John Voelker and SWIB Executive Director/Chief Investment Officer Edwin Denson are keynote speakers at the Wisconsin Coalition of Annuitants Annual Conference. Retirees are invited to attend the virtual conference, which will be held in two half-day sessions on May 5 and May 19.

Department News
Apr 14, 2022 1:00pm
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April is Financial Literacy Month

Happy Financial Literacy Month! Find out how to increase your retirement benefit by taking in an upcoming webinar.

Department News
Apr 7, 2022 9:00am
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2022 Statement of Benefits in the Mail

ETF has started mailing the WRS Annual Statement of Benefits to members. The statement is an employees’ once-a-year summary of their retirement account information.