The State of Wisconsin Investment Board (SWIB) just released the WRS investment returns through November 30th.  The Core Fund is up 7.6% and the Variable Fund is up 8.0%.  You can visit SWIB’s website for more information:  http://www.swib.state.wi.us/.

In addition, the UW System Administration has updated documents that outline how market conditions affect your WRS benefits:  http://www.uwsa.edu/hr/benefits/retsav/wrsdownturn.html.   For employees still considering on whether to retire at the end of 2010 or beginning of 2011, you can review the Retiree Q&A for information for help:  http://www.uwsa.edu/hr/benefits/retsav/downturnretireeQA.pdf.

Please e-mail benefits@uwgb.edu or call 465-2390 if you have any questions.