A member is assigned to Tier I when his or her first participation date with SURS or another eligible
Illinois Reciprocal Retirement System is prior to January 1, 2011.*
A member is assigned to Tier II when his or her first participation date with SURS or another eligible
Illinois Reciprocal System is on or after January 1, 2011.*
A member is assigned as Tier Unknown when SURS does not have sufficient information on file to make
a tier assignment.
*NOTE: Public Act 96-0889 made no changes to the Self-Managed Plan (SMP). SURS benefits under SMP are the
same regardless of tier assignment.
If you believe your tier assignment is incorrect or you have questions, please contact a SURS Member
Service Representative at 800-275-7877 or 378-8800 in the Champaign-Urbana area.