Wisconsin Retirement System

Wisconsin Department of Employee Trust Fund (ETF)
PO Box 7931
Madison, WI 53707-7931
PHONE    (608)266-3285
http://etf.wi.gov/members.htm

ETF Contact Information:

Active Employee     
Retirees/Annuitants
Inactive Employee     

Eligibility Requirements

WRS participating employee prior to July 1, 2011:

To qualify for participation in the WRS, employees covered under the WRS prior to
July 1, 2011, must meet both of the following eligibility criteria:
    1) Employee is expected to work at least one/third of what is considered full-time 
        employment, as defined:
              a) 440 hours for teachers and school district educational support personnel
 and
    2) Employee is expected to be employed for at least one year (365 consecutive days,
        366 in a leap year) from employee's date of hire.

WRS participating employee on or after July 1, 2011

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1) Employee is expected to work at least two/thirds of what is considered full-time 
          employment, as defined:
              a) 880 hours for teachers and school district educational support personnel
 and
      2) Employee is expected to be employed for at least one year (365 consecutive days,
          366 in a leap year) from employee's date of hire.

Benefit Information

2018 Contribution Rates - 13.4% of gross wages

Consisting of:
    a) 6.7% Verona Area School District Contribution
    b) 6.7% Employee Contribution

2017 Contribution Rates - 13.6% of gross wages

Consisting of:
    a) 6.8% Verona Area School District Contribution
    b) 6.8% Employee Contribution

Employee contribution is "pre-tax" meaning employee's deduction reduces their taxable income while employed.  Once the employee receives an annuity, the funds will be taxable.  Current law prohibits employees from opting out of enrollment unless receiving an annuity or a recently processed separation benefit.

Informational Links:


Benefit Handbook
Retiree Information
Calculating Your Retirement Benefits
How To Retire
Applying for Your Retirement Benefits
Separation Benefits












 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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