Attention: All Employees Covered under the Wisconsin Retirement System
Your Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS) annual Statement of Benefits is now available online in the My UW System portal: http://my.wisconsin.edu. Login to the portal, go to the “Benefit Information” box, and click on the “Statements” tab. Click on “ETF Annual Statement of Benefits (WRS) Issued 2012” to view and print your Statement.
The WRS annual Statement of Benefits provides you with information about your Wisconsin Retirement System account as of January 1, 2012. Some of the information on the Statement includes 2011 WRS earnings and creditable service; total years of WRS creditable service, and separation and death benefit calculations. You should review this Statement closely for accuracy.
Change to Statement – Section 2 – After Act 10 Service
The name of your retirement category is in both Sections 1 and 2 of the Statement. If you are in a General, Teacher or Protective retirement category, all of your creditable service will be listed in the “Before 2000” and/or “After 1999” columns in Section 2 of the Statement. Only employees in an Elected or Executive retirement category will have creditable service in the “After Act 10” column. 2011 Wisconsin Act 10 changed the way retirement benefits are calculated for Elected/Executive category employees so service earned after Act 10 must be tracked separately for this group of employees.
Information to Help You Understand Your WRS Statement of Benefits:
- Written Explanation of the Statement
- Video Explanation of the Statement
- Webinars presented by the Department of Employee Trust Funds – Five live, interactive webinars. See ETF’s website for dates and times (not yet available).
- UW Service WRS annual Statement of Benefits webpage
Please note that you will not receive a paper copy of the Statement.
If you feel that any information on your Statement is incorrect, please contact your payroll office at 920.465.2390.