Recently Proposed Rules

When SURS files proposed rule changes with the Secretary of State, they are published on the Illinois Register, the official state document for publishing public notice of rulemaking activity initiated by state governmental agencies. To access SURS proposed and adopted rules go to:  For comments or questions on any proposed rule changes requested by SURS send an email to [email protected]

Recently Adopted Rules

When SURS adopts a rule, the Secretary of State publishes the notice of final adoption of the rulemaking in the Illinois Register.  The final SURS rules are codified under Title 80, Part 1600 of the Illinois Administrative Code.  The Illinois Register issues containing recently adopted SURS rules are listed below according to their effective dates.

January 18, 2022 — 80 ILAC § 1600.200 (New Section) – The new section implements P.A. 99-897, effective January 1, 2017, regarding the definition of “employee” under Section 15-107 of the Illinois Pension Code. The new certification standards apply to employment that begins on or after January 1, 2023.

May 11, 2021 — 80 ILAC §§ 1600.700, 1600.710 – The amendment to Section 1600.700 is intended to clarify how nominations are to be done by written petition and/or a petition with electronic signatures for the election process of Board positions. The proposed amendment to Section 1600.710 will permit SURS to allow the submission of electronic petition signatures through an independent, secure third-party vendor.

February 5, 2021 — 80 ILAC § 1600.730 – The amendment is intended to clarify how candidates currently employed or last employed by any of the University of Illinois campuses would be seated in a trustee election so as to not exceed the limitations under Section 15-159(d)(3) and 15-159(d)(4) of the Illinois Pension Code.