Executive Director: William E. Mabe

Chairperson:  Lindsay Anderson

Recent Rules

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Adoption of Group Rules  - 1600.100, 1600.120, 1600.205 & 1600.241 (effective 02/22/12)

Sections 1600.100, 1600.205 and 1600.241 – these proposed amendments will ensure that SURS is in compliance with the Heroes Earnings Assistance and Relief Tax Act of 2008 (“HEART Act”).  Section 1600.120 this proposed amendment is to redefine the number of trustees needed to establish a quorum for a Board meeting and deletes one obsolete sentence.  These revisions are necessary due to the changes in the composition of the Board, as set forth in Public Act 96-006. 

Adoption of Board Trustee Election Rules — 1600.700-750 (effective 06/22/11)

Prior to PA 96-6, all members of the SURS Board were appointed by the Governor.  These new rules establish the procedures for holding a Trustee election. Previous emergency rules expired subsequent to the May 2009 Trustee Election. [40 ILCS 5/15-177][40 ILCS 5/15-159]

Amendments to the Disability Claims Procedure — 1600.320 (effective 06/25/10)

Revisions to the Disability Claims Procedure were needed in order to revise the disability claims review process by clarifying the necessary criteria for the award of disability benefits, establishing the role of the medical claims processor, and establishing procedures for the ongoing investigation of disability claims. [40 ILCS 5/15-177]

Amendment to the Rules of Practice – Nature and Requirements of Formal Hearings — 1600.500 (effective 11/23/09)

Nature and Requirements of Formal Hearings rule. The amendment changes some internal organizational chart nomenclature, the structure and status of the claims panel, and the effect of panel decisions. The rule amendment also makes some process changes and clarifies the options and responsibilities of the parties. The structure and status changes to the claims panel are required for compliance with Public Act 96-0006 [40 ILCS 5/1-113.16(c)].

Amendments to the QILDRO Rules — 1600.600-665 (effective 7/1/09)

Revisions to 1600.600-1600.665, the Qualified Illinois Domestic Relations Order (QILDRO) rules, are necessary in order to incorporate changes to the Illinois Pension Code through Public Act 94-657.