Human Resources

Retirement Benefits

Pension and Deferred Compensation Income, Insurance and Lifestyle Support

Retirement Readiness

Employee Pensions

Employees may be eligible for the ERS or the OBRA System.

Forms  |  Ordinance

Contact RPS

Retirement Self Service

Deferred Compensation

Employees may voluntarily participate in the Deferred Compensation (457b) Plan for more retirement savings.

Contact Empower

Pension Governance

Pension Board

The 10-member Pension Board invests the assets of the pension fund and interprets ordinances regarding the pension benefit.

Members  |  2022 Meeting Dates

Image of current newsletter issueFrom the Director's Desk - December

Hello Milwaukee County Retirees,

Thank you for reading this edition of the Communicator. I’d like to take this opportunity to wish you a Happy New Year and let you know what Retirement Plan Services is looking forward to in 2022.

While we set new goals each year, our primary focuses do no change. We endeavor to administer pension benefits with accuracy and provide quality service. These concepts can be found in our mission and vision and I feel they are best addressed by reducing risk, increasing efficiency, enhancing our services, reducing costs and encouraging team engagement. The work we have planned in 2022 to improve in those areas includes:

  • Pension system upgrade
  • Policy/Procedure documentation updates and refreshes
  • Updates to communications including additional methods of communication offered as well as educational offerings
  • Process automation
  • Enhanced internal auditing and development of an internal auditing policy
  • Team education

Throughout 2022 I will provide the status of these initiatives as well as any other major projects that arise. This will be particularly important during the pension system upgrade as the look and feel of the Member Self-Service page will change and our team will be able to expand our customer services offerings. Stay tuned for announcements and updates.

Also, please keep in mind that the annual 1099R mailing is coming up in January. 1099Rs will be sent by Jan. 31, 2022 and requests for resends will be accepted starting Feb. 14, 2022.

Previous Editions

November Communicator

October Communicator

September Communicator

Milwaukee County Pension Board


David Robles, Chairperson
Ron Nelson, Vice Chairperson
Jeffrey Gollner
Elena LaMendola
Himanshu Parikh
Nicole Best
Kessha Hobson
Robert Worzalla

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Current Meeting Minutes and Agendas

In light of the recent growth of the COVID-19 pandemic, meetings will be conducted virtually. Refer to meeting agendas for information on how to access the virtual meeting.

Board Meeting

December Agenda | December Minutes

November Agenda | November Minutes

September Agenda | September Minutes

Investment Committee Meeting

December Agenda | December Minutes

November Agenda | November Minutes

Actuarial, Audit and Risk Committee Meeting

December Agenda | December Minutes

October Agenda | October Minutes

Governance Committee

January Agenda | January Minutes

November Agenda | November Minutes

Appeals and Rules Committee

January Agenda  |  January Minutes

November Agenda | November Minutes

Contact RPS for Pension Board meeting minutes and agendas from prior months.

Pension Chair Charters

Investment Committee

The Investment Committee: Reviews investments, asset allocation, portfolio performance by investment managers, and investment policy. The operation of this committee is fundamental to the investment performance of the pension fund.

Trustee Ron Nelson, Chairperson

Actuarial, Audit and Risk Committee

The Actuarial Audit and Risk Committee: Oversees the internal audit activities and services, whether by outside auditors of Milwaukee County. Responsibility includes working with audit or actuarial firms as well as providing for review and recommendations to the Pension Board.

VACANT, Chairperson

Appeals and Rules Committee

The Appeals and Rules Committee: Provides hearings for members appealing determinations by ERS. Reviews rules and proposed changes. The committee forwards recommendations for Pension Board consideration on the matters heard by the committee.

Trustee David Robles, Chairperson

Governance Committee

The Governance Committee: Reviews board and committee charters, provides board member training, evaluation, and education, communicates with stakeholders, which includes policy makers, retirees, vested members, Retirement Plan Services, and those affected by Pension Board policy and operation. Provides Pension Board and RPS strategic planning.

Trustee Elena LaMendola, Chairperson

* In November and December of 2021, all meetings are one week earlier due to the holidays.

A full list of 2021 Pension Board meeting dates can be found here.

Retirements Processed

Congratulations to our October 2021 Retirees!


Scott Buckner Kristine Chmielewski Jan Craff Kathleen David
Nancy Evans Ray Gray Karen Heins Andrew Hopkins
Johnna McGee Debra Ann McKenzie Anthony Minter Jill Olson
Frances Quade Kevin Thom Teresa Touchstone Angela Triplett
Michael Wergin Robert Whitlow    

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Congratulations to our September 2021 Retirees!


Glenn Burant Ivette Cruz Harry Fields Cynthia Garcia
Matthew Gibson Letitia Graham Steve Jenkins Stevan Keith
Ann Noll Wendy Reineck Ann Scheeler Woznicki Barbara Talbert
Carmel Wilkerson Mark Witek    

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Pension Payments

Upcoming Payment Processing Dates

January 31, 2022
February 28, 2022
March 31, 2022
April 29, 2022
May 31, 2022



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  When are pension payments issued?

Monthly pension payments are issued on the last business day of the month. If you have not received your monthly pension payment, please allow three to five business days for your bank to process the funds. If three to five days have passed and you have not received your monthly pension payment, contact Retirement Plan Services.

  What do I do if I do not receive my monthly pension payment?

If you have not received your monthly pension payment, please allow three to five business days for your bank to process the funds. If three to five days have passed and you have not received your monthly pension payment, contact Retirement Plan Services.

If you have switched banks and have not updated your direct deposit information, contact Retirement Plan Services to have the account information updated and the payment reissued.

  How do I update my direct deposit information?

Complete and submit a Direct Deposit Form to update your direct deposit information. You may print the form from our website, or contact Retirement Plan Services to receive a copy of the form. All updates to direct deposit information must be submitted in writing. We cannot update account information over the phone.

  Can I receive a paper check?

To ensure your privacy and enhance payment security, we do not issue paper checks. As an alternative to direct deposit, you may request to receive your pension payment on a Focus Card.


Milwaukee County Courthouse
901 N. 9th St. Room 210
Milwaukee, WI 53233
(414) 278-4143 (Main Phone)
(877) 652-6377 (Main Toll Free)
(414) 223-1379 (Fax)

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