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

Digital Self Service

Demo

2023 Pension Board Employee Election

2023 Pension Board Election Flyer

Health & Wellness

Open Enrollment 

Nov. 27 to Dec. 7, 2022

Retiree Benefits

Non-Medicare Medical Insurance

Medicare Medical Insurance

OptumRx

Life Insurance

COBRA Insurance

 


Image of current newsletter issueFrom 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!

Happy Holidays!

Previous Editions

October Communicator

September Communicator

August 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
Anthony Johnson

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

December 14, 2022 Agenda |  December 14, 2022 Minutes

November 16, 2022 Agenda |  November 16, 2022 Minutes

September 21, 2022 AgendaSeptember 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

Governance Committee

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 AgendaMay 5, 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 October 2022 Retirees!
Stefanie Beauchene Gregory Eskridge Laurence Johansen
Jane Kangas Rosie Llanas Rose Pridgeon
Jesus Reyes Kevin Schlueter Valerie Sprewell
Diane Stutika Keith Vrchota Mark Zidek
 

Full View Report

Congratulations to our September 2022 Retirees!
Laurie Braun Mark Destefanis Merlyn Fortune
Donald Gall Paula Griesbach Mary Hartung
Brenda Holt Regina Kimble Laurie Kurczewski
Cheryl Landry-Boatman William Luzinski Samotria Matthews
Judy Maves David Mordeszewski Kim Putnam
Cheryl Remond Sandra Springer Michelle Welchman
 

Full View Report

Pension Payments

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.

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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