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Sep-03-19 Actuarial Consulting Services

The State Universities Retirement System (SURS) is requesting proposals from qualified actuarial consulting firms to provide a range of actuarial services and actuarial advice to the System’s board of trustees and staff.

This search was authorized by the board of trustees and seeks to identify potential full-service actuarial services. The consultant(s) will report to the board of trustees and will also be required to work with and provide assistance to SURS staff. It is anticipated that SURS will enter into a five (5) year contract with the consultant.

Aug-30-19 IBM P8 FileNet Upgrade

The State Universities Retirement System (SURS) is soliciting proposals for a vendor to provide professional services to perform an upgrade of IBM FileNet P8 version 5.2.1.5 and applications to the most current IBM P8 version 5.5.x as well as current application versions.

Aug-27-19 Vogel Selected to Serve on SURS Board of Trustees

Mitchell Vogel, a SURS annuitant and former board member, has been selected to fill a vacancy on the SURS Board of Trustees by the elected SURS trustees. The vacancy was created when elected annuitant board member John Engstrom resigned after the June 2019 board meeting.

Vogel was a SURS board member from 2004 through 2015. During his tenure on the board, he served as board president for four years, as chairman of the Legislative and Corporate Governance Committees, and as a member of the Investment Committee.

Aug-23-19 Pension System Assessment

Due to the large number of questions submitted for this RFP, the answers were not posted until 4:30 p.m. Sept. 17. As a result, we have extended the deadline for respondents to submit proposals to Sept. 27, 2019.

The State Universities Retirement System (SURS) is soliciting proposals from qualified pension administration consulting firms with in-depth knowledge and expertise in public pension plan administration and supporting information systems technology.

Aug-07-19 Atkinson Appointed SURS Board Chair

Gov. Pritzker has appointed John Atkinson of Burr Ridge to serve as chairperson of the State Universities Retirement System (SURS) Board of Trustees.

On Aug. 2, the governor announced Atkinson will serve as the chairperson of the Illinois Board of Higher Education and, per state statute, will also serve as the chairperson for SURS.

Aug-06-19 IBM iSeries Replacement

The State Universities Retirement System (SURS) is soliciting proposals to replace an existing IBM Power System Model 720 Server (8202-E4B) running OS V7R3 with an IBM Power System S914 (9009-41A).

Aug-02-19 Professional Recruiting Services

The deadline for this RFP has been extended to August 30, 2019.

The State Universities Retirement System (SURS) is soliciting proposals from qualified and experienced professional search firms to provide recruitment services in order to expedite the hiring process for full-time position vacancies.

Aug-01-19 Employer Census Agreed Upon Procedures

The State Universities Retirement System (SURS) is soliciting proposals from independent public accounting firms to provide employer census data agreed upon procedures for employers (state universities, community colleges, and affiliated organizations) with members participating in SURS. Provided services shall include, but not be limited to: client meetings and consultations; field testing at employers; and reporting to employers, SURS management, and SURS Audit Committee.

Jul-31-19 SURS July Newsletter

The July Advocate is now available online, featuring articles on SURS new trustees, buyout extensions, the SMP redesign, a new supplemental plan, webinars, seminars, investments, legislation and more.

Jun-11-19 SURS Announces Board Vacancy

State Universities Retirement System (SURS) Executive Director Martin Noven today announced a vacancy on the SURS Board of Trustees. The elected annuitant seat will be filled by a majority vote of the other five elected trustees.

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