From the Director's Desk – November
Hello Milwaukee County Retirees,
We are closing in on the end of 2022 and are happy to announce our team will have expanded walk-in hours beginning in December! The Department of Human Resources office will be reopening on Dec. 12 and will be open Mondays through Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for walk-ins. Feel free to stop by or continue communicating with us through phone, email, mail, fax or on the Digital Self-Serve site, as you prefer.
The Retirement Plan Services team remains very busy, working on continuous updates to our recently implemented pension administration system and our year-end projects. The team wishes you a happy and healthy holiday season!
If you have questions, comments or concerns regarding your pension, please let us know. Contact us by email at [email protected] or phone at (414) 278-4207. We are here to help!
Milwaukee County Pension Board
David Robles, Chairperson
Ron Nelson, Vice Chairperson
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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.
December 14, 2022 Agenda | December 14, 2022 Minutes
November 16, 2022 Agenda | November 16, 2022 Minutes
September 21, 2022 Agenda | September 21, 2022 Minutes
Investment Committee Meeting
November 10, 2022 Agenda | November 10, 2022 Minutes
September 13, 2022 Agenda | September 13, 2022 Minutes
May 10, 2022 Agenda | May 10, 2022 Minutes
Actuarial, Audit and Risk Committee Meeting
December 5, 2022 Agenda | December 5, 2022 Minutes
October 27, 2022 Agenda | October 27, 2022 Minutes
October 13, 2022 Agenda | October 13, 2022 Minutes
June 28, 2022 Agenda | June 28, 2022 Minutes
October 19, 2022 Agenda | October 19, 2022 Minutes
August 31, 2022 Agenda | August 31, 2022 Minutes
May 4, 2022 Agenda | May 4, 2022 Minutes
Appeals and Rules Committee
November 9, 2022 Agenda | November 9, 2022 Minutes
September 28, 2022 Agenda | September 28, 2022 Minutes
May 5, 2022 Agenda | May 5, 2022 Minutes
Contact RPS for Pension Board meeting minutes and agendas from prior months.
Pension Board Committees
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
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.
Congratulations to our October 2022 Retirees!
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Upcoming Payment Processing Dates
December 30, 2022
January 31, 2023
February 28, 2023
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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.