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

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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 - June

Hello Milwaukee County Retirees,

Thank you for taking the time to read this month’s edition of the Communicator. I want to wish you all a happy Independence Day and thank all of our retirees and beneficiaries who have fought to protect our freedom.

The Retirement Plan Services team has been busy preparing for our pension administration system upgrade to go live in August. We are so excited for the enhanced automation and self-service options that are being implemented in the new system! Once we have finished implementation, we’ll include updates in the Communicator on system functionality and how to access the new self-service portal.

We are also excited to announce that our office, suite 210 in the Milwaukee County Courthouse, has opened for walk-ins on Mondays and Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Keep in mind that if you come to the courthouse, there may be mask requirements. These are driven by the local COVID infection rates and may change on a weekly basis. We will continue to communicate reopening updates in the Communicator as requirements change.

Here's to a great summer!

Previous Editions

May Communicator

April Communicator

March Communicator

Milwaukee County Pension Board

Members

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

Contact a Board Member

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

June 29, 2022 Agenda |  June 29, 2022 Minutes

May 18, 2022 Agenda May 18, 2022 Minutes

April 20, 2022 AgendaApril 20, 2022 Minutes

Investment Committee Meeting

May 10, 2022 Agenda | May 10, 2022 Minutes

February 8, 2022 AgendaFebruary 8, 2022 Minutes

December 10, 2021 Agenda | December 10, 2021 Minutes

Actuarial, Audit and Risk Committee Meeting

June 28, 2022 Agenda | June 28, 2022 Minutes

March 30, 2022 Agenda | March 30, 2022 Minutes

February 2, 2022 Agenda | February 2, 2022 Minutes

Governance Committee

May 4, 2022 Agenda | May 4, 2022 Minutes

January 19, 2022 Agenda | January 19, 2022 Minutes

November 2, 2021 Agenda | November 2, 2021 Minutes

Appeals and Rules Committee

May 5, 2022 Agenda | May 5, 2022 Minutes

March 9, 2022 Agenda | March 9, 2022 Minutes

January 12, 2022 Agenda | January 12, 2022 Minutes

Disability Retirement Workgroup

June 30, 2022 Agenda | June 30, 2022 Overview

May 20, 2022 Agenda | May 20, 2022 Overview

April 18, 2022 AgendaApril 18, 2022 Overview

RFP Evaluation Panel Meeting

June 15, 2022 Agenda | June 15, 2022 Minutes

 

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

Pension Board Committees

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.

Trustee Nicole Best, 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 Jeffrey Gollner, Chairperson

* In November and December of 2022, all meetings are one week earlier due to the holidays.

A full list of 2022 Pension Board meeting dates can be found here.

Retirements Processed

Congratulations to our April 2022 Retirees!
Lisa Allgood Kevin Austin Rollin Bertran
Peggy Ann Bordak Jacqueline Coomer Dayton Davenport
Marva Jeter Carolyn Johnson Daniel Kremer
Kerri McKenzie Gregg Miliacca Sherri Parris
Blake Reichgeld Terri Roberson Susan Shafer
Michael Skrobiszewski Brenda Stiff John Toth
 

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Congratulations to our March 2022 Retirees!
Barbara Auman John Barrett Rita Brandon
Dwight Cannon Lorraine Clarey Joy Davis
Laurie Fontanez Peter Gehlhoff Daron Graves
Cheryl Green Jonathan Jest Jeffrey Maas
Arnold Meyer David Mezwinski Edward Moy
Philip Schmidt Karl Stave Jacqueline Thachenkary
Lorraine Tipton    
 

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Pension Payments

Upcoming Payment Processing Dates

July 29, 2022
August 31, 2022
September 30, 2022
October 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 DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES

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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