Please read the special-edition Advocate newsletter carefully – click here. It explains in detail how the new pension reform law affects members enrolled in the Tier I Defined Benefit retirement plan.
Please remember that SURS is currently experiencing an exceptionally high volume of calls. If you have further questions on pension reform, please go to SURS website – http://surs.org/news-article/040414/learn-facts-about-pension-reform – to review additional educational tools.
The SURS Benefit Estimator is once again available. For retirement-eligible SURS members who are concerned about the immediate impact that PA 98-0599 may have on their retirement annuity, this tool allows members to estimate their pension income assuming retirement prior to the Pension Reform changes taking affect this summer (retirement prior to July 1, 2014) and compare it to their pension income assuming retirement once these changes have occurred (retirement as of July 1, 2014).
General information regarding the changes brought about by Illinois' pension reform and access to the Benefits Estimator may be found on SURS Website To utilize the Benefit Estimator to determine your specific outcomes, please click on the yellow Member Login link at the top of that page and follow the instructions to sign-on. Once signed-on, then click on the Benefit Estimator link near the upper left corner of your screen to access the Estimator.
Please be aware that estimates beyond July 1, 2014, cannot currently be calculated.
Recently, the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service ruled that same‐sex couples, legally married in jurisdictions that recognize same‐sex marriages, will be treated as married for federal income tax purposes. We are providing the following documentation to help anyone this ruling applies to.
Please contact Human Resources at 309-438-8311 if you have additional questions.
The Domestic Partner Benefits policy is currently under review by Human Resources and the Faculty Affairs sub-committee of the Academic Senate. While necessary revisions are being made to ensure the policy reflects the State of Illinois' recent recognition of civil unions, the health insurance reimbursement portion of the policy will remain in place for employees in same or opposite sex domestic partner relationships not eligible for benefits through the State Employees Group Insurance Act. If you have questions or need information about domestic partner benefits, please contact your Benefits Counselor at 438-8311.
The "Return to Work" legislation (40 ILCS 5/15-139.5) was enacted in August 2012. Provisions of that Act will take effect in August 2013. Read More.
To ensure timely payment, leave balance updates, and compliance with the State Ethics Act, employee time must be reported online at in iPeople. Here is a quick look at upcoming time reporting due dates:
|Period Ends - Employee Timesheet Due||Final Manager Approval Due (4:00 PM)|
|Monday, March 31||Wednesday, April 2|
|Tuesday, April 15||Thursday, April 17|
|Wednesday, April 30||Friday, May 2|
|Thursday, May 15||Monday, May 19|
|Saturday, May 31||Tuesday, June 3|
|Sunday, June 15||Tuesday, June 17|
Pay Dates and Payroll Calendars are available on the Payroll Website