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  • Thursday’s SURS presentation to stream on NIU Today, Campus TV

    Wednesday, 04/23/2014

    Representatives from SURS are coming to campus Thursday, April 24, to answer questions from employees regarding Pension Reform. For those who cannot attend or cannot find seats, campus Channel 20.1 and NIU Today will stream the proceedings. Viewers who choose the campus TV option must perform a channel scan to make sure digital Channel 20.1 appears; it might not come right after analog Channel 20 on their TVs.


  • Reminder - Pension Reform Seminar April 24, 2014

    Tuesday, 04/22/2014

    A SURS retirement counselor will speak in the Carl Sandburg Auditorium of the Holmes Student Center from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, April 24, on pension reform. Because of the high level of interest in this seminar and a large anticipated  in-person turnout, a monitor will be placed in the Regency Room to accommodate possible room overflow. Additionally, arrangements are being made to live stream the seminar over the internet. The details of the streaming access will be announced in the "NIU Today" and on the NIU main webpage.


  • Retirement Application Processing Sessions

    Friday, 03/14/2014

    Human Resource Services will be hosting retirement application processing sessions for individuals who have already set their retirement date and last day worked and need assistance completing their SURS applications. Individuals attending must have already had a retirement counseling session. The dates and additional information regarding these sessions, as well as retirement procedures, are available at http://www.hr.niu.edu/ServiceAreas/Retirement/. Registration is required.


  • Status Update - Implementation of Pension Plan Amendments PA 98-599 (SB1)

    Tuesday, 02/25/2014

    Following is a quick update on the implementation of pension reform amendments applicable to employees participating in the SURS Tier I (Traditional and Portable) Defined Benefit plan. Because of the complexity of the amendments and their effect on the SURS plan, the SURS must be relied upon as retirement plan administrators to provide interpretations and information for participants in terms of options and benefit calculations that could enter into retirement planning decisions.