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 www.suaa.org, 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:

2016-17 SUAA-UIUC Legislative Principles, Goals and Fact Sheet

Executive Committee Meetings
The Executive Committee meets at Clark-Lindsey Village, 101 W Windsor, Urbana, from 1:30 to 3:00 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.

Executive Committee minutes are available on our Minutes page.


September 20, 2018
The Fall 2018 The Annuitant newsletter is available here

Previous editions are available on the Newsletters page.


UIUC Retirement Planning Conference
9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Saturday, September 29, 2018

I-Hotel & Conference Center
1900 S. First St., Champaign IL
8:00-9:00 am Event Check-in
9:00-12:30 pm Conference sessions
8:00-1:00 pm Vendor Information Fair
This conference is offered through a partnership of Academic Human Resources, Staff Human Resources, System Human Resources, University Payroll & Benefits, and State Universities Retirement System. It is sponsored by the State Universities Annuitants Association-UIUC Chapter. Advance registration is required, more information will be available at the end of August. For more information, visit the conference website

SUAA-UIUC Fall Meeting, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm, Sunday, October 28, 2018, I-hotel, Champaign

1900 S. First St., Champaign IL
1:30-2:00 pm Refreshments/socializing
2:00-3:30 pm Panel discussion
SUAA-UIUC Ad-Hoc Committee on Pensions Report & Discussion
Our chapter is fortunate to have an experienced group of chapter members who are working on pension subjects of importance to our retirees. Committee members Bill Adams, Robert Rich, Steve Rugg and Rick Schoell will discuss proposed changes to our pension system. Rick Winkel , also a member of the group and chapter President, will moderate. The following questions will be discussed:
  • What is the role of our chapter in the legislative process?
  • How important is it for our chapter to be proactive as advocates, or should we wait and see what happens in the legislative process and react?
  • What is the bond-financed buyout of pension benefits that passed in the spring session (in the BIMP bill), and are there concerns about how it might be implemented?
  • What advice is there about reported efforts to change the Illinois Constitution?
Following these reports, members will be encouraged to provide feedback. We hope you can attend; these are critical issues and we need to have broad input from current and future retirees.

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