Human Resources
 

Retirement Benefits

Pension and Deferred Compensation Income, Insurance and Lifestyle Support

Milwaukee County has confirmed cases of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and more cases have been identified in the U.S. It's important that everyone take steps to reduce the spread. Find out more about COVID-19 and our ongoing response.

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  |  2020 Meeting Dates

 


Current newsletter issue

From the Director's Desk - March

Hello Milwaukee County Retirees,

At the time I am writing this, the State of Wisconsin, and City and County of Milwaukee have declared public health emergencies as a result of the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. Additional information on COVID-19 can be found on here.

Our top priorities are the physical and financial safety of our staff and members so we are implementing social distancing and teleworking to limit physical contact. This may mean longer turnaround times for requests as we are not physically working together, but we will continue accepting mail, faxes, phone calls and emails. We want you to know that we are committed to ensuring pension payments continue in this time of uncertainty and at this time, we do not anticipate any interruptions to monthly benefit payments.

In the March Communicator, I announced the Annual Meeting which was scheduled for April. This meeting will be postponed to a date when we can safely conduct an in-person meeting. We will use the Communicator to keep you updated on the status of the Annual Meeting and the pension team’s operations. 

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

 

Previous Editions

February Communicator

January Communicator

December Communicator

Milwaukee County Pension Board

Members

Michael S. Harper, Chairperson
Laurie Braun, Vice Chairperson
Fernando Aniban
Linda Bedford
Jeffrey Gollner
Elena LaMendola
LaValle Morgan
Ron Nelson
Himanshu Parikh
David Robles

Contact a Board Member

Current Meeting Minutes and Agendas

Board Meeting

March Agenda | March Minutes (pending approval)

February Agenda | February Minutes

January Agenda | January Minutes

Investment Committee Meeting

March Agenda | March Minutes

February Agenda | February Minutes

January Agenda | January Minutes

Audit Committee Meeting

March Agenda | March Minutes

Febraury Agenda | February Minutes

January Agenda | January Minutes

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

Pension Board Meeting Schedules

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.

 

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 210 CA.

* In November and December of 2020, all meetings are one week earlier due to the holidays.

A full list of 2020 Pension Board meeting dates can be found here.

Retirements Processed

Congratulations to our newest retirees!

 

Cynthia Archer Barbara Barnes Brian Beutin Marjorie Gleeson
Michael Kasal Ricky Norris Frank Rabenberg  
 
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Pension Payments

Upcoming Payment Processing Dates

March 31, 2020
April 30, 2020
May 29, 2020
June 30, 2020

 

 

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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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