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May 8, 2014 SURS ruling negates pension-reform typo - The Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees of the State Universities Retirement System (SURS) approved an Emergency Administrative Rule using June 30, 2014, as the deemed retirement date for calculating the Minimum Money Purchase Annuity (MMPA), a provision contained in the 2013 pension reform law. The unanimous vote by the executive committee means that the equivalent of a typo in the law will not sharply cut pensions as originally believed.
April 23, 2014 SURS presentation to stream on NIU Today, campus TV - 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.
April 15, 2014 SURS offers resources to answer pension questions - To help employees sort out how changes in retirement rules might affect them, SURS has provided a variety of resources.
April 1, 2014 Eligible to retire before July? Better check your SURS benefits! - NIU employees eligible for retirement this fiscal year should review their retirement benefits to analyze the impact of recent pension reform changes.
March 20, 2014 HRS offering help with retirement forms - Individuals planning to retire, who want assistance completing their SURS application forms, can attend one of nearly two-dozen retirement application processing sessions offered by Human Resource Services between April 26th and May 30th.
February 25, 2014 SURS updates members on pension reform - A SURS retirement counselor will speak in the Carl Sandburg Auditorium of the Holmes Student Center from 10 a.m. to noon on Thursday, April 24, on pension reform.
February 24, 2014 SURS retirement specialist to visit in April - A Retirement Specialist from the State Universities Retirement System (SURS) will be on campus to meet with individual employees to discuss retirement estimates on April 23 and 24, 2014, at the Holmes Student Center, Rooms 303 and 304.