The Department of Employee Trust Funds (ETF) and the State of Wisconsin Investment Board (SWIB) have joined together to create a new joint publication, WRS NewsWRS News replaces ETF’s former publication, Trust Fund News and SWIB’s former publication, The SWIB Report.

The first issue of WRS News, January, 2011, is available for you at http://etf.wi.gov/publications/WRS%20News/wrs_news201101.pdf

WRS News will provide members of the Wisconsin Retirement System with news and information on the direct relationship between the management and investment of WRS assets and your WRS benefits.

The newsletter is divided into two sections:  ETF’s Benefits section will provide updates and information about WRS retirement benefits.

SWIB’s Investment section will include news about the investment performance of WRS assets, how WRS assets are invested, federal and state laws that impact investments, and other related topics.

WRS News will be published in January, May and September.  The newsletter will be available on the MY UW SYSTEM portal, http://my.wisconsin.edu for employees system-wide, and on the MY UW-Madison portal, http://my.wisc.edu, on the Work Record tab, for UW-Madison employees.  You will not receive direct email notification when each new issue is published.  Please check the portal for the most recent issue.

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