Informative Pension Panel Discussions presented by IGPA will be hosted on each campus. Additional events focused on retirement, pensions, and state budget issues are also upcoming. Following are brief descriptions, dates, and locations:
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Members of the University of Illinois community across all three campuses have questions about pensions and the state fiscal condition. It is a complex issue that affects all public sector employees. The university will provide an opportunity for members of all three campus communities to learn about the economic and legal impacts of pension reform measures on the University of Illinois and the state as a whole.
The Institute of Government and Public Affairs (IGPA) will host informative panels on all three campuses. Details for each campus event are below. For more details about the panelists and the basics of the pension issue, please visit http://igpa.uillinois.edu/pensions
April 11: Urbana-Champaign
Noon, Alice Campbell Alumni Center, Ballroom
April 11: Springfield
4:00 PM, Sangamon Auditorium, Lobby
April 12: Chicago
2:00 PM, The Forum
Please RSVP to the event you plan to attend by clicking on the campus name at: http://igpa.uillinois.edu/pensions
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UIC Retirement Planning Conference
Saturday, April 9, 2011
The Retirement Planning Conference is presented to assist UIC faculty and staff in planning for retirement by providing information and access to resources. Includes presentations by SURS (separate sessions for Traditional/Portable or Self-Managed plans), Social Security Administration, SUAA, Fidelity, TIAA-CREF, UIC Benefits Service Center, and a panel of recent retirees. See http://www.uic.edu/depts/hr/Special_Programs/retirement_conf.shtml for more information.
Registration is required at:
SUAA - UIC UNITED: ""How Secure are Our Pensions?"" presented by Bukola Bello, Illinois Retirement Security Initiative, Center for Tax and Budget Accountability
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Illinois Room B, Student Center East
750 S. Halsted, Chicago
Bukola Bello has over seven years experience in administrative, nonprofit and state government with expertise in research and statistical economic analyses pursuant to pension legislation. Ms. Bello's presentation will be webcast live at http://www.ustream.tv/, search term: uic-united. The video will also be archived for later viewing.
9:30am: Coffee and Rolls
10:00am: Business Meeting, including the election of officers
11:00am: How Secure are Our Pensions? by Bukola Bello
12:00pm: Buffet Luncheon ($15 - reservation required)
See http://www.uic.edu/orgs/suaa/announce.html for more information.
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The Campus Faculty Association Presents A Public Forum ""Who's Got your Back?"" by Ralph Martire, Executive Director Center for Tax and Budget Accountability, Chicago
Thursday, April 14, 2011 at 4:00 PM
University YMCA, 1001 S. Wright St. (corner of Wright & Chalmers)
Ralph Martire is an expert on pensions and the Illinois State budget. He is a regular columnist for the Sun-Times and a technical advisor on budget issues to the Illinois State legislature. He has written and spoken widely on the Illinois budget crisis. For more information contact the Campus Faculty Association: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://www.cfaillinois.org/
SUAA UIUC Chapter Spring Meeting
Sunday, May 1, 2011
Hawthorn Suites and Conference Center
101 Trade Center Dr., Champaign
1:30 p.m. Social time, refreshments & conversations with friends
2:00 p.m. Governor James R. Edgar with questions & answers following
3:00 p.m. Business Meeting
The session will feature a presentation by Governor Jim Edgar now a Senior Fellow at the Institute of Government and Public Affairs at the University of Illinois. During his tenure as Governor Jim Edgar faced many of the same kinds of problems confronting the State today. He will offer his views on the current situation in Illinois and observations about the fiscal and political issues that abound in Illinois and across the country today. Given the range and depth of those issues this will be a great opportunity to hear from one who has experience making the difficult decisions the state's leader must make every year and to ask about his views on those issues of greatest import to SUAA members.