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The Department of Employee Trust Funds (ETF)

ETF administers retirement and other benefit programs for state and local government employees and retirees. This site is your most up-to-date source of information about ETF-administered benefits.

employees near retirement

WRS Benefits for Employees
Who Are Nearing Retirement

  • Are you looking for a better understanding of WRS retirement benefits?
  • Are you planning for your financial future and hope to maximize your WRS benefits?
  • Do you have questions about WRS benefits?

If you anticipate retiring during the next five years and answered yes to any of the above questions, attend one of these learning opportunities offered in your area to find out more about topics that are important to you, including:

  • Annuity Options/Lump Sum Option
  • Beneficiary Designation Forms
  • Retirement Benefit Calculations
  • Return-to-Work Rules
  • Core Fund vs. Variable Fund and more!!

We suggest members who are more than five years from retirement attend the WRS Benefits for New and Mid-Career Employees (ET-7374) presentation.

We encourage you to sign up for ETF E-mail Updates using the link next to the red envelope. Signing up for this free service ensures that you will be notified when important information is added to this site.


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WRS Performance*

Calendar Year 2014
as of 7/31/14

Core: 5.4%
Variable: 4.6%

*Subject to final calculation