Human Resources

Retirement Benefits

Pension and Deferred Compensation Income, Insurance and Lifestyle Support


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Retiree Election 2019 Update


The 2019 Pension Board Retiree Election results have been finalized.


ERS Pension Board Retiree Election Notice


A primary election to fill the retiree member Pension Board position will be held Monday, August 19, 2019 through Friday, August 30, 2019.


Retiree Election 2019


Voting in this election provides you with an opportunity to have input on how the Pension Board operates, including investing the $1.6 B Pension Trust Fund and conducting oversight of the Employees' Retirement System.


ERS to Improve Accuracy of Benefit Calculations; Provide Procedures to Resolve Errors


The County Board of Supervisors approved a resolution, sponsored by Supervisor Schmitt and County Executive Abele, that amends Section 201.24 of the Milwaukee County Code of General Ordinances relating to the Employees’ Retirement System (ERS).


ERS Reads to Next Door Foundation Kids


ERS’ Culture Club chose The Next Door Foundation’s “Read with Me” as its first quarter volunteer opportunity. “Read with Me” is an opportunity for volunteers to enhance children’s literacy skills and support their love of books by reading one-on-one or to a small group of children.


DC48/Rule of 75 Implementation


The Wisconsin State Supreme Court ruled in favor of the plaintiffs in the Milwaukee District Council 48 v. Milwaukee County matter. The Milwaukee County ERS is working to comply with the Supreme Court’s ruling in the matter.


Strengthening Pension Administration and Governance


The standard for the administration of the Milwaukee County Employees’ Retirement System is changing to reflect leading practices of public pension systems throughout the country. Did you know the Employees’ Retirement System (ERS) has developed a two-year Strategic Plan in January?


Retirement Readiness

Employee Pensions

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

Forms  |  Ordinance

Contact RPS

Retirement Self Sevice

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  |  Meetings

Milwaukee County Pension Board


Michael S. Harper, Chairperson
Laurie Braun, Vice Chairperson
Linda Bedford
Elena LaMendola
William Holton
Ron Nelson
LaValle Morgan
Fernando Aniban


Contact a Board Member

Current Meeting Minutes and Agendas

Board Meeting

September Agenda |

July Agenda | July Minutes

June Agenda | June Minutes

May Agenda | May Minutes

April Business Meeting Minutes

April Annual Agenda  | April Annual Minutes

Investment Committee Meeting

October Agenda  Meeting Canceled

September Agenda | 

July Agenda | July Minutes

May Agenda | May Minutes

February AgendaFebruary Minutes

Audit Committee Meeting

October Agenda

September Agenda

July Agenda

June Agenda Meeting Canceled

May Agenda



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

Pension Board Meeting Schedules

Monthly Pension Board Meeting

The Pension Board meets the fourth Wednesday of each month starting at 8:30 a.m. at The Marcus Center, Green Room, 127 E. State St.

Investment Committee Meeting

The Investment Committee meets the second Monday of each month starting at 2:30 p.m. at the Milwaukee County Courthouse, 901 N 9th St., Room 203P.

Audit Committee Meeting

The Audit Committee meets the second Thursday of each month starting at 1:30 p.m. the Milwaukee County Courthouse, 901 N. 9th St., Room 212B.


* In November and December of 2019, all meeting are moved up 1 week due to the Holidays.


A full list of 2019 Pension Board meeting dates can be found here.

Retirements Granted

Congratulations to our newest retirees!
  • Deloris Barnes
  • Marilyn Boston
  • Veronica Britt
  • Verlinda Brown
  • David Budde
  • Douglas Burmeister
  • Roberta Drews
  • Mary Gleason
  • Wayne Grutza
  • Andrew Halstad
  • Randy Fred Hanson
  • Cynthia Love
  • Boyce Michalak
  • Neale Robinson
  • Mark Roeglin
  • Donna Scalise
  • Susan Schrader
  • Mark Spottek
  • Kathryn Sprague
  • Byron Terry
  • Michael Wasechek
  • Rosemary Wussow

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Pension Payments

Upcoming Payment Processing Dates

October 31, 2019
November 29, 2019
December 31, 2019



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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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