Attention:  All Employees Covered under the Wisconsin Retirement System

Your Annual 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 and go to the “Benefit Information” box and click on the “Statements” tab.  Click on “ETF Annual Statement of Benefits (WRS) Issued 2013” to view and print your statement.  Please note that you will not receive a paper copy of the statement.

The WRS Annual Statement of Benefits provides you with information about your Wisconsin Retirement System account as of January 1, 2013. Information on the statement includes 2012 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.

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

Explanation of Annual Statement of Benefits (ET-7333)

Video Explanation of the Statement

Webinars presented by the Department of Employee Trust Funds:

May 20, 2013 – 6:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Please note that if you have recently been upgraded to Firefox 19 (with a new built-in PDF viewer) you may find your statement unreadable in the My UW System portal. For workaround instructions visit: https://kb.wisc.edu/page.php?id=28831.