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May-01-17 Benefit Choice Enrollment Period Extended to June 1

MyBenefits Service Center will continue to accept elections and voice mail messages regarding enrollment through 11:59 pm CT on June 1, 2017. Please note, every attempt will be made to return calls as soon as possible so that any members still awaiting a response from MyBenefits Service Center can complete their elections. Messages left by 11:59 pm CT on June 1 will have their Benefit Choice elections processed.

Apr-28-17 Legislative Consulting Services

The State Universities Retirement System of Illinois (“SURS”) requests proposals from qualified individuals or firms to provide legislative consulting services.

Apr-28-17 Legal Counsel to Serve as Hearing Officer

The State Universities Retirement System of Illinois (SURS) requests proposals from private lawyers or law firms to provide hearing officer legal services for the SURS Board of Trustees and the System related to contested claims and administrative hearings before the SURS Claims Panel, pursuant to 80 Ill.Adm.Code 1600.500.

Apr-24-17 Non-Core Private Commercial Real Estate Debt Search

The State Universities Retirement System of Illinois (SURS) requests proposals from qualified firms to provide non-core private commercial real estate debt commingled fund investment management services. SURS is issuing the RFP for due diligence purposes, to ensure its receipt of quality services in a cost-effective manner.

Apr-18-17 Video Security System

The State Universities Retirement System (SURS) objective is to obtain a vendor partner for the installation and maintenance of a video surveillance system. This partnership is intended to last for several years for both maintenance and additional phases. This RFP describes the initial phase for installation as well as requiring provisions for guaranteed discounts or pricing for future phases.

Apr-11-17 SURS/SUAA 2017 Legislative Event

On April 5, SURS partnered with the State Universities Annuitants Association (SUAA) for our annual legislative "Meet and Greet" in Springfield. Several legislators stopped by the SUAA office in downtown Springfield to talk with SURS and SUAA trustees and staff about issues important to our members.

Mar-24-17 Network Penetration and Vulnerability Testing

SURS is seeking proposals from qualified candidates to conduct security assessments annually for three years. These assessments should give SURS a better understanding of potential vulnerabilities and risks that may be visible from the internet. Testing should be from the perspective of an outside attacker with no inside knowledge of the network.

Mar-17-17 SURS Selects CIO

The State Universities Retirement System (SURS) Board of Trustees has hired Douglas Wesley as Chief Investment Officer (CIO).

Wesley, who had been serving as interim CIO since former CIO Dan Allen’s retirement in August of 2016, has been with SURS for 19 years.

Feb-17-17 Passive Provider Search

The State Universities Retirement System of Illinois (SURS) requests proposals from qualified firms to provide passive investment management services. SURS is issuing the RFP for due diligence purposes, to ensure its receipt of quality services at cost-effective, market pricing.

Jan-31-17 SURS January Newsletter Available

The January Advocate is now available online, featuring articles on our new executive director, the legal and legislative team, employee of the year, investments, the Self-Managed Plan, legislation and upcoming webinars and seminars.

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