Friday, October 12, 2018
Welcome to Employer Digest, your monthly source for IMRF news and information to help you stay connected with IMRF.
2018 Executive Trustee Election Candidates
This fall, IMRF employers will elect one Executive Trustee to the Board of Trustees for a five-year term that will run from January 1, 2019, through December 31, 2023. Learn more about nominee qualifications in the August 2018 edition of Employer Digest.

IMRF employers will have the opportunity to vote for one of the following candidates:

  • Sue Stanish, Director of Finance, Naperville Park District
  • Brad Trent, Deputy Highway Commissioner, Rockford Township

Election ballots and candidate biographies were mailed to Authorized Agents or governing bodies (as appropriate) on Wednesday, October 10, 2018. Completed ballots must be received by IMRF's Oak Brook or Springfield office by 4:30 PM CST on Tuesday, December 11, 2018.

Authorized Agents may cast a ballot in an Executive Trustee election on behalf of their employer if they have been given the authority by their governing body, as indicated on IMRF Form 2.20, "Notice of Appointment of Authorized Agent." If an Authorized Agent does not have voting authority, a governing body may grant an Authorized Agent the authority to participate in IMRF elections by updating the Form 2.20 on file with IMRF.
Final Authorized Agent Workshops of 2018
Register today for one of the final Authorized Agent workshops this year! Authorized Agent workshops are open to Authorized Agents and other employer representatives, and there is no cost to attend.

Remaining Authorized Agent workshops in 2018:

  • Collinsville - Monday, October 22 at 9 AM
  • Homewood - Tuesday, October 23 at 9 AM
  • Rockford - Thursday, November 1 at 9 AM
  • Peoria - Tuesday, November 13 at 9 AM
  • Wheaton - Thursday, December 6 at 9:30 AM

Each workshop is scheduled for five hours. A continental breakfast and light lunch will be served.

You may register for a workshop through Employer Access or by calling the exclusive, employer-only phone number, 1-800-728-7971. Additional Authorized Agent workshops will be scheduled in early 2019.
IMRF Receives Baldrige Site Visit
This month, IMRF hosted examiners from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) as part of IMRF's 2018 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award application. IMRF submitted this application earlier this year after earning the 2017 Illinois Performance Excellence (ILPEx) Gold Award. IMRF was one of 12 organizations selected for a site visit, the final stage of the national evaluation process.

Examiners spoke with IMRF employees from all levels the organization during their visit to verify and clarify the information presented in our application. In November, a panel of judges will review the examiner team's feedback regarding IMRF and other finalists, and NIST will announce the award recipient(s) in December. If honored with an award, IMRF would be the first public pension fund in the nation to receive a Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award.

As our employer partners, we share this accolade with you. After all, without your professional diligence and support, we would not have the opportunity to serve employees statewide with excellence.

National Retirement Security Week: October 21-27
National Retirement Security Week is an annual effort to raise public awareness about the importance of saving for retirement. Running October 21-27, 2018, this week provides an opportunity for employees to reflect on their personal retirement goals and determine if they are on target to reach those goals.

IMRF members and employers can learn more about saving strategies on the National Retirement Security Week website. Resources include tips for saving during your early career, mid-career, and late career, a budget calculator, and much more!

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