SURS at a Glance

The State Universities Retirement System of Illinois (SURS) is one of the five state-funded retirement plans that provide retirement, survivor, death and disability benefits on behalf of more than 245,000 members from 61 employers in Illinois, including state universities, community colleges and state agencies. As of June 30, 2022, SURS defined benefit plan was valued at approximately $22.6 billion while SURS RSP and DCP defined contribution plans were valued at approximately $3.5 billion and $8.5 million, respectively. (SURS annual report.)

We are “Member Focused,” dedicated to providing friendly, accurate and timely information and education to our members at all stages of their careers. To ensure faster, more secure service, we are currently undertaking a system-wide digital transformation.

SURS headquarters is in the culturally diverse community of Champaign, Illinois. Located just blocks from the University of Illinois campus and all the educational, cultural and entertainment offerings of a college town.

Our offices are surrounded by beautifully landscaped green areas with a walk/bike path that winds past ponds and picnic areas. We offer free, on-site parking for all staff; a safe, secure working environment; and excellent benefits including a core defined benefit or defined contribution retirement plan, a voluntary supplemental savings plan, health insurance, dental insurance, vacation time, paid holidays and sick days.

At SURS, continual learning and education is encouraged and compensated. New employees are mentored and receive online and classroom training. We work in teams to promote collaboration and consideration of others. We recognize hard work, ethics and innovative thinking.