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Oct-23-17 General Investment Consultant

The State Universities Retirement System (SURS) is requesting proposals from investment consulting firms to provide general consulting services to SURS Investment Staff and Board of Trustees. This is a non-discretionary, full-retainer mandate. SURS will retain discretion over all manager/fund selection decisions.

Oct-05-17 Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment

The State of Illinois TRAIL Medicare Advantage open enrollment period for participating annuitants and survivors is October 16 - November 16, 2017. The 2018 plan year will begin January 1, 2018, and will run through December 31, 2018.

Oct-03-17 SURS 2018 Board of Trustees Election

Martin Noven, board secretary and executive director of the State Universities Retirement System (SURS), has announced the System will hold a board election during April 2018 to fill three expiring trustee positions. An impartial election services company will conduct the election. Candidate packets and petition forms are available from SURS. Candidates should contact Kelly Carson at for information. Completed petitions will be due to SURS on Jan. 31, 2018.

Aug-04-17 UPS System and UPD System

The deadline for this RFP has been extended to August 25, 2017 by 4:30 PM CDT

SURS is seeking proposals from qualified candidates to provide a UPS System and UPD System for our Computer Room. The proposed system will replace a 40KVA Comet UPS system and EPE Technologies UPD system.

Jul-31-17 SURS July Newsletter Available
Jul-24-17 SURS Board of Trustees Election Services

The State Universities Retirement System of Illinois (SURS) is seeking proposals from qualified candidates to provide election services for the May 1, 2018, board of trustees election.

Jul-21-17 Securities Litigation Counsel

The State Universities Retirement System of Illinois (SURS) is soliciting proposals to provide securities litigation monitoring and evaluation services for SURS.

Jul-21-17 Outside Legal Counsel

The State Universities Retirement System of Illinois (SURS) requests proposals from private law firms to provide legal advice on various legal matters including but not limited to investments, benefits issues and administrative law and procedure and tax related issues for the SURS Board of Trustees and the System.

Jul-07-17 Legislature Passes FY 18 Budget including Optional Hybrid Plan

The Illinois General Assembly, on July 6, successfully voted to override the governor's veto and passed a FY 18 budget that identifies the appropriation of funds for SURS and includes provisions for creating an optional hybrid pension plan that will be available to current Tier II members and future new hires. The new plan will not affect Tier I members, retirees or SMP members.

Jul-07-17 Investment Consultant

The Investment Consultant RFP posted on July 7, 2017, has been withdrawn. SURS anticipates reissuing a new RFP for a general investment consultant in October. The quiet period will remain in effect at least until the September 15, 2017 SURS Board of Trustees meeting. Contact Chief Investment Officer Doug Wesley with questions at


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