Appeal: Employment Category Change (Jailers)

The information pertains to an appeal by a number of employees working in county jails throughout the state (jailers) of Wisconsin. The appeal was based on their employer’s determination that they should be reported to the Wisconsin Retirement System as General Category employees instead of protective category employees with Social Security.

Employer Dissolves

Understand what happens when your employer dissolves and you become an inactive employee.

Leaving WRS Employment

Consider your options carefully before leaving WRS employment before retirement age. Learn about leaving your WRS account with ETF or the consequences of taking a separation benefit.

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.

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Fact Sheet Active Employee / Retiree / Local Employer / State Employer

Wisconsin Retirement System Fact Sheet

The WRS covers employees of the state of Wisconsin and employees of local government employers who elect to participate, and Milwaukee Public School District teachers.

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Brochure Active Employee / Retiree

Wisconsin Retirement System Early Retirements

This paper provides comparative data on rates of early retirement among WRS members. Early retirement from the WRS is when a member retires within the window between their minimum retirement age and their statutory normal retirement date.

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Active Employee / Retiree / Local Employer / State Employer

Wisconsin Retirement System Annuities Fact Sheet

The WRS covers employees of the state of Wisconsin and employees of local government employers who elect to participate, and Milwaukee Public School District teachers.

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Form Active Employee / Retiree

QDRO - Military Service Certification and Affidavit 

Wisconsin law requires the WRS participant to complete this form and submit it ETF when a portion of the participant’s account is awarded to an alternate payee via a Qualified Domestic Relations Order (QDRO).