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6-15-17 board meeting canceled

The GSU SUAA Board Meeting on Thursday, June 15, is CANCELED.

 
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Posted by on June 12, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

Tuesday last day for Early Bird registration rate for 2017 Annual Meeting!

2017 SUAA Annual Meeting
***Early Bird Registration Ends Tuesday, June 13th.***

If you haven’t registered, please do it now!

Tuesday & Wednesday, June 20 & 21, 2016
President Abraham Lincoln Springfield Double Tree Hotel
701 East Adams Street
Springfield, Illinois

Hotel: 217-544-8800
For Reservations: 1.866.210.7502 (block rate ended June 5th)

Alternate Hotels if President Abraham Lincoln fills up:
The State House Inn -(217) 528-5100
Wyndham Springfield City Centre – (217) 789-1530

Choose one of the three registration/payment options:

Option 1: Credit Card
Registering yourself (or yourself and guest) and paying with credit card?
Click the following link.

Individual/Guest Online Registration- Pay by Credit Card

Option 2: Personal Check
Registering yourself (or yourself and guest) and paying with personal check?
Click the following link.

Individual/Guest Online Registration – Pay by Personal Check

Option 3: Chapter Check
Registering chapter group and paying with chapter check?
Click the following link.

Chapter Group Online Registration – Pay by Chapter Check

 
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Posted by on June 12, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

SUAA Annual Meeting Agenda and SUAA Foundation Presentation

To All Members!

The Agenda for the 2017 Annual Meeting is subject to change a bit. But this will give you an idea of what the program will be! Still plenty of time to sign up!

Please note that the SUAA Foundation will be presenting a program on the second day! Social Security vs SURS! Find the information on Page 2 of the Agenda! If you would like to stay for the Free Lunch and Program, please contact John@suaa.org or give him a call at 217.523.4040 for a reservation!

Agenda is linked here: 2017 annual meeting agenda.pdf

Linda L Brookhart
Executive Director
State Universities Annuitants Association

 
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Posted by on June 7, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

New SUAA website unveiled!

A Brand New SUAA website has been unveiled! For the past week we have had it on-line, but had not announced it as we continued to work out the bugs, so to say! We will continue to build the information as we go.

One big change is the Members Only section. This will be easy for the membership to use once you have entered your membership information.

We are truly excited at the State Office to present this change to you. The website will interact with our database in updating dues, reports and other information normally provided to Chapter Leaders.

We hope that you will be able to find things easier and that you will use the website as the go-to place for legislative information, alerts, events and helpful suggestions.

To log in, all you will need to do is set up your password. This is an easy task. It is all personal to you. Click here to create your Password. Once created, you can login here, using the email address associated with your membership account and new password.

While you are logged in, please complete your profile.

Happiness is a new website!

Linda L Brookhart
Executive Director
State Universities Annuitants Association

 
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Posted by on June 7, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

SUAA room block ends Monday, June 5th! Make your hotel reservation now!

2017 SUAA Annual Meeting

Tuesday & Wednesday, June 20 & 21, 2016
President Abraham Lincoln Springfield Double Tree Hotel
701 East Adams Street
Springfield, Illinois

Make Hotel Reservations NOW!
SUAA Room Block ends on Monday, June 5th!
Hotel: 217-544-8800
For Reservations: 1.866.210.7502
(Rate is $111 for single or double)

Register for the Annual Meeting Below
Choose one of the three registration/payment options:

Option 1: Credit Card
Registering yourself (or yourself and guest) and paying with credit card?
Click the following link.

Individual/Guest Online Registration- Pay by Credit Card

Option 2: Personal Check
Registering yourself (or yourself and guest) and paying with personal check?
Click the following link.

Individual/Guest Online Registration – Pay by Personal Check

Option 3: Chapter Check
Registering chapter group and paying with chapter check?
Click the following link.

Chapter Group Online Registration – Pay by Chapter Check

 
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Posted by on June 2, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

2017 SUAA Call for Nominations!

To the SUAA Membership!

Announcing the 2017 Call for Nominations for the positions available on the SUAA Executive Committee. This invitation to nominate a fellow SUAA member comes to you on behalf of the 2017 Nominating Committee.

As a member you can nominate yourself or you can nominate someone else!

The form below provides all of the information needed for a nomination. Nominations and forms are due on June 7th, 2017.

Thank you for participating.

Linda L Brookhart
Executive Director
State Universities Annuitants Association

www.suaa.org

Call for Nominations 05.15.2017.pdf

 
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Posted by on June 2, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

ALERT!-Call Your State Representatives on Pensions Bills

ALERT! – NOW – Call your Representative! Oppose Pension Reform Bills SB16, HB4027 and HB4045.

The battle has already been fought and won when PA 98-599 (SB 1) was overturned by the Supreme Court.

Both House Bills were passed out of committee and are currently on the House calendar for debate.

Click Here to find your State Representatives

These bills are all quite important to those who are currently working – Tier I:

Tier I Offer and Consideration Pension Reform

HB 4027 and 4045 and SB 16 requires each Tier I employee (i.e., each employee who first became a participant of SURS before Jan. 1, 2011, and who is not in the Self-Managed Plan) to elect one of two options:

(1) To accept a reduced and delayed automatic annual increase in retirement (the lesser of 3 percent or ½ of the increase in CPI-U, non-compounded, beginning the January on or after the earlier of age 67 or five years after retirement); or

(2) To keep the current Tier I automatic annual increase in retirement (3 percent compounded, beginning the January after retirement).

Each Tier I employee who elects to accept the reduced and delayed automatic annual increase in retirement will: receive a payment equal to 10 percent of his or her employee contributions made before the effective date of the election (which will not count towards his or her pension); pay reduced employee contributions moving forward (7.2 percent for regular employees and 8.55 percent for public safety employees); and have his or her future earnings increases count towards his or her pension.

Each Tier I employee who elects to keep the current Tier I automatic annual increase in retirement will not have his or her future earnings increases count towards his or her pension.

Generally, the election for Tier I employees will occur between Jan. 1, 2018 and March 31, 2018, and will become effective on July 1, 2018. A Tier I employee who fails to make an election within the required time period is deemed to have chosen to keep the current Tier I automatic annual increase in retirement.

Retirees, Tier II employees (i.e., employees who first became participants of SURS on or after Jan. 1, 2011) and employees in the Self-Managed Plan are not required to make an election.

Linda L. Brookhart

Executive Director

State Universities Annuitants Association

 
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Posted by on May 25, 2017 in Uncategorized