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GSU SUAA Meeting 3-16-17 Agenda

The next meeting of the GSU chapter of SUAA will be held on Thursday 3/16/17 at noon in Engbretson Hall.

Agenda
A. Review/approve notes from February meeting
(Notes are posted here)

B. Committee Reports
– Membership
– Legislative
– Determining positions on key issues

C. Annual Luncheon Meeting (May 18)

D. Annual Newsletter: articles due March 20

E. State EXCOM Report

F. Other Business

SUAA advocates on behalf of all faculty and staff–both current employees and retirees–their spouses/partners, and survivors, who are beneficiaries of SURS.

Everyone is welcome to attend.

 
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Posted by on March 14, 2017 in GSU SUAA, Meetings, Membership

 

GSU SUAA 2-16-17 Meeting Notes

Click here to read/print the notes from GSU SUAA’s February 16, 2017 meeting.

 
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Posted by on March 14, 2017 in GSU SUAA, Meetings, Membership

 

Legislative Alert!

ISSUE:

SB 0011, which was proposed to amend the Pension Code, was called for a Third Reading on February 8, 2017, and failed.

CONCERNS:

The amendment would have required Tier I employees to choose between two options (as detailed in 1/29/17 email from Colleen Rock Ellis, GSU SUAA). Both options would have reduced their pension benefits.

WHAT TO DO:

Keep up the good work! Thank you to everyone who answered the call to action requested in the 1/29/17 email and contacted your legislators. Our voices were heard!

 
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Posted by on February 23, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

Governor Rauner’s FY2018 Budget Address and more!

To All SUAA Members! Another year and whether you like what you read or hear, the battle continues.

We have included some heavy reading or at least something to file away as we progress (or digress) through the 100th General Assembly.

Attached is the Governor’s 2018 Budget Address for those of you who missed hearing it.

The Second Attachment is the Higher Education portion of the FY2018 Budget.

Link to the Civic Federations Roadmap through the FY 2018 Budget: https://www.civicfed.org/sites/default/files/reportroadmapfy2018.pdf

This last link shows the outstanding balances: https://www.illinois.gov/gov/budget/Documents/Economic%20and%20Fiscal%20Policy%20Reports/FY%202016/Five%20Year%20Forecast%202018-2022%2011.15.16.pdf

Nothing easy for Higher Education coming forward – however, through performance based funding campuses can earn up to 5% additional funding.

Linda L Brookhart
Executive Director
State Universities Annuitants Association

FY2018 Budget Address-Office-of-the-Governor.pdf

FY2018OperatingBudgetBook – Higher Education.pdf

 
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Posted by on February 17, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

Board Meeting Slated for Feb 16

The February Board Meeting of the GSU Chapter of SUAA
(State Universities Annuitants Association) will be held on Thursday, February 16
at noon in the CPA Upper Lobby.

Agenda

  • Review/approve notes from November meeting
  • Committee Reports
    • Membership
    • Legislative
  • Review/approve notes from November meeting
  • State EXCOM Report
  • Additional Director
  • Annual Newsletter
  • Other Business

SUAA advocates on behalf of all faculty and staff–both current employees and retirees–their spouses/partners, and survivors, who are beneficiaries of SURS.

Everyone is welcome to attend.

 
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Posted by on February 13, 2017 in GSU SUAA, Meetings, Membership

 

SUAA Mini Briefing 02.08.2017

To all members!

Today was banner day. Senate Bill 11 was struck down in the Senate! Read all about it and see a glimpse of the Illinois Coalition to Invest in Higher Education Rally.

Mini Briefing is attached.

Linda L Brookhart

Executive Director

State Universities Annuitants Association

SUAA Mini Briefing 02.8.2017.pdf

 
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Posted by on February 9, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

SUAAction News

To All SUAA Members! SUAAction has ended 2016 with exciting news! With this news comes the hope that those of you who are not supporting SUAAction will change your minds during the 2017 Campaign! Why belong? Read the newsletter! Sitting along the sidelines is dangerous! Join SUAAction!

Linda L Brookhart
Executive Director
State Universities Annuitants Association

SUAAction Newletter 02.07.2017.pdf

 
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Posted by on February 8, 2017 in Uncategorized