Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund Employer Digest
March 14, 2014
In This Issue
Employer Certification Workshops
Employer Rate Meetings
Quest for Success Conference
Board Meeting Highlights
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These employer workshops are designed for Authorized Agents and other employer representatives. Staff members who assist you with day-to-day IMRF issues and processes, such as enrollment, payroll reporting, benefit applications and various member inquiries, are invited to attend. 


Employer Certification workshops offer comprehensive one-day training from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (unless otherwise indicated).


Beginning on April 21, 2014, IMRF will present a series of Employer Rate Meetings throughout the state. At these meetings we will discuss the impact of year-end financial and actuarial data on IMRF as a whole and its estimated impact on individual employers.


Log in to your Employer Access account to see a schedule and register.

Executive Director to speak at ILPEx Quest for Success Conference 


IMRF Executive Director Louis W. Kosiba will speak about leadership best practices at the 2014 Illinois Performance Excellence (ILPEx) Quest for Success Conference.


The conference, set for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on March 27 at the Northern Illinois University Conference Center in Naperville, will focus on how Illinois organizations can use the Baldrige Criteria for Performance Excellence to improve business processes, achieve strategic goals, and demonstrate world-class performance. The Criteria emphasizes activities of the senior executive leadership requiring processes for consistent management throughout a leadership system, management for quality, and public responsibility. 


The conference's keynote speaker is Paul Grizzell, president of Core Values Partners, Inc. The conference will also feature seminars led by representatives from varying sectors of ILPEx Award-winning organizations, including Advocate Lutheran General Hospital; College of DuPage; Health, Research and Educational Trust; and IMRF. 


IMRF won an ILPEx Silver Award for "Progress toward Excellence" in 2012 and a Bronze Award for "Commitment toward Excellence" in 2009.


Visit for more information and to register to attend.


"The Baldrige Criteria has played a key role supporting IMRF on its journey to become a world-class organization," Kosiba said. "Anyone interested in learning about a management framework to drive organizational improvement should attend."


Board Meeting Highlights

At the February 2014 Board meeting, the Board:
  • Heard a report on the outstanding 2013 investment return that allowed IMRF to credit $4 billion to IMRF employer accounts.
  • Kept the death, disability rates flat for 2015.
  • Heard a review of IMRF Strategic Objectives.

Read more in the February Board Meeting Highlights

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