Supplemental Retirement Benefits Petition - APAC042114

Supplemental Retirement Benefits Petition - APAC042114

TO OUR ELECTED DISTRICT OFFICIALS IN THE ILLINOIS SENATE AND HOUSE:

 

Please support all efforts by the University of Illinois to secure supplemental retirement benefits.

 

Supplemental retirement benefits can help to offset some of the benefits lost as a result of Public Act 98-599.  Although this legislation was intended to reduce the cost to the state, the burden is borne by the faculty, staff, and retirees of the University of Illinois who have paid for our pensions out of every single paycheck since our first day of work in good faith.

 

The burden is also borne by faculty and managers who struggle to remain competitive in attracting and retaining the best and brightest faculty and staff.  The resulting damage is a diminished ability for the University as a whole to fulfill our mission of teaching, research, public service, and health care excellence.

 

The status of the State budget is not our fault.  We have done nothing wrong, we have provided countless years of dedicated service, and most of us do not have Social Security to fall back on.  A supplemental benefit program can help mitigate some of the damage for employees who will not receive the benefit they were promised; can help ensure that faculty and staff will have adequate reasonable retirement savings; and can help ensure that we can recruit and retain the high-quality faculty and staff essential to continuing our pursuit of excellence.

 

We, the undersigned, urge you to support any and all efforts by the University of Illinois to secure supplemental retirement benefits, and support our efforts to repair some of the consequences of Public Act 98-599.

 

Please review the comments, below, and check "I Agree" for any that you feel are applicable. We will include these comments with your signature. You must check "I Agree" or "I Do Not Agree" for all of the comments.

requiredI believe that your public, vocal support of University-provided supplemental retirement benefits can help you and other State legislators regain the goodwill of University employees.  The benefits will not make our total compensation package "whole" again, but they will make our benefits closer to what we were promised.

requiredI believe that your public, vocal support of University-provided supplemental retirement benefits can help you and other State legislators regain the goodwill of University employees.  The benefits will not make our total compensation package "whole" again, but they will make our benefits closer to what we were promised.

requiredI believe that supplemental retirement benefits will help the University of Illinois remain competitive with peer institutions in order to retain and attract the best and brightest faculty and staff to carry out our mission of excellence, and our vision to be recognized as a leader among public universities.

requiredI believe that supplemental retirement benefits will help the University of Illinois remain competitive with peer institutions in order to retain and attract the best and brightest faculty and staff to carry out our mission of excellence, and our vision to be recognized as a leader among public universities.

requiredI believe legislators should support any and all effort by the University to help ensure that faculty and staff have adequate reasonable retirement savings.  University of Illinois employees are not allowed to pay into Social Security, and therefore many University retirees will not be eligible for any Social Security benefits.

requiredI believe legislators should support any and all effort by the University to help ensure that faculty and staff have adequate reasonable retirement savings.  University of Illinois employees are not allowed to pay into Social Security, and therefore many University retirees will not be eligible for any Social Security benefits.

requiredI believe that offering supplemental retirement benefits will help prevent some employees from leaving University employment.

requiredI believe that offering supplemental retirement benefits will help prevent some employees from leaving University employment.

Please provide your electronic signature below by typing your first name, last name and home/residence zip code.  Though optional, please also provide your voting status.

 

 

 

requiredAre you a registered voter in the state of Illinois? If you select "Yes", below, the following message will appear with your signature on the petition: "I am a Registered Voter in the State of Illinois".

requiredAre you a registered voter in the state of Illinois? If you select "Yes", below, the following message will appear with your signature on the petition: "I am a Registered Voter in the State of Illinois".

Please tell us a little bit about yourself. We will summarize this information so that legislators have a better sense for who has signed the petition, and who will be impacted by their actions.

requiredWhich retirement plan are you in?

requiredWhich retirement plan are you in?

requiredDo you currently contribute to a 403(b) plan?

requiredDo you currently contribute to a 403(b) plan?

requiredWhich of the following best describes your affiliation?

requiredWhich of the following best describes your affiliation?

requiredWhat type of employee are you?

requiredWhat type of employee are you?

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