University of Illinois Chapter State Universities Annuitants Association

The State Universities Annuitants Association (SUAA) is an Illinois organization for participants in the State Universities Retirement System (SURS). SUAA-UIUC is the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Chapter, one of multiple chapters located on Illinois Public University and Community College campuses. Use, and this web site, to learn of our advocacy activities with the Illinois Legislature and other services for our members - current employees, retirees, their spouses and their survivors.
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Legislative Information
On May 8, 2015, the Illinois Supreme Court unanimously ruled Public Act 98-599 (Pension Reform) unconstitutional in its entirety. Once again, the state legislature will be under pressure to enact reforms that contain the costs of future pension obligations. Key issues of concern to our membership are summarized in the:

2015 SUAA-UIUC Legislative Position Statement and Fact Sheet (Revised)

Executive Committee Minutes
The Executive Committee meets at Clark-Lindsey Village, 101 W Windsor, Urbana, from 1:30 to 3:30 PM, the second Wednesday of each month, except for January and July, when meetings are held only if needed. Meeting dates for the next few months are posted under Events. Minutes are posted after approval at the following meeting.

Previous minutes are available on our Minutes page, accessed under Chapter Info, above.


September 26, 2015
Fall 2015 Chapter Meeting has been posted under events below.

May 26, 2015
Please review the following links for information on pension reform:

- Full 35 page Illinois Supreme Court opinion on pension reform: here
- SUAA Mini-briefing covering the history of SUAA’s legal actions and involvement protesting PA98-599, resulting in the Supreme Court Decision announced on May 8, 2015: here
- SUAA Mini-briefing describing recent pension discussions pertinent to Tier II participants: here

October 18, 2015
Fall 2015 Chapter Meeting
I-Hotel & Convention Center, Champaign, IL
Main Speaker: W. Bryan Lewis, Executive Director of SURS
See the Fall 2015 The Annuitant for additional information

Review the Fall 2015 The Annuitant, our
semi-annual newsletter.

Previous editions are available on our Newsletters page, accessed under News & Events, above.

Last Updated on December 23, 2015
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