Eligible Illinois State University employees will pay into the State Universities Retirement System (SURS). SURS provides retirement, disability, death, and survivor benefits to eligible SURS participants and annuitants. Contributions to SURS are mandatory.
Eligible employees also have the option of participating in two supplemental, tax-deferred retirement savings plans: the 403(b) plan and the 457 plan.
Prospective employees should be aware that since Illinois State University does not participate in the retirement portion of Social Security, receipt of a SURS annuity may reduce, or eliminate entirely, his or her Social Security benefit at retirement under the Windfall Elimination Provision or the Government Pension Offset. If you receive an annual Social Security Statement, it does not take either of these provisions into account.