The Retirement Board of the Municipal Employees' Annuity and Benefit Fund of Chicago regularly adopts policies consistent with applicable State and Federal Laws. Most recently, the Fund updated and adopted its Sexual Harassment Policy consistent with Illinois Public Act 100-0554, which reads in part:
"a) Each officer, member, and employee must complete, at least annually beginning in 2018, a sexual harassment training program. A person who fills a vacancy in an elective or appointed position that requires training under this Section must complete his or her initial sexual harassment training program within 30 days after commencement of his or her office or employment. The training shall include, at a minimum, the following: (i) the definition, and a description, of sexual harassment utilizing examples; (ii) details on how an individual can report an allegation of sexual harassment, including options for making a confidential report to a supervisor, ethics officer, Inspector General, or the Department of Human Rights; (iii) the definition, and description of, retaliation for reporting sexual harassment allegations utilizing examples, including availability of whistleblower protections under this Act, the Whistleblower Act, and the Illinois Human Rights Act; and (iv) the consequences of a violation of the prohibition on sexual harassment and the consequences for knowingly making a false report. Proof of completion must be submitted to the applicable ethics officer. Sexual harassment training programs shall be overseen by the appropriate Ethics Commission and Inspector General appointed under this Act."
It's that time again!
Pension Verification Forms were mailed to all retired members of the MEABF today, Friday, April 20. Members must complete and return Pension Verification Forms no later than September 30, 2018 to insure there is no disruption to monthly annuity payments.
If you have any questions regarding Pension Verification Forms, please contact the Fund's Annuitant Services staff at 312-236-4700 and press 2.
**Please remember all Pension Verification Forms must be notarized.**
The MEABF became aware of a typographic error made in the transcription of the most recent Pension Matters (v47).
The Investment Account Summary Total Contributions is $288 million, making the Ending asset value, December 31, 2017 $4,288 million.
We regret the error and have corrected the online version of Pension Matters.
We are excited to provide Pension Matters for our membership! Click here to be taken to our most recent publication.
The results of the Trustee Election held on Friday, October 27 for Trustee for the term December 1, 2017 - November 30, 2020 are as follows:
Timothy G. Guest 311
Verna R. Thompson 437
Patrick J. Hassett 361
On behalf of the Board and Fund staff, we congratulate Ms. Thompson on her victory and look forward to working with her! We also thank both other candidates for their participation and wish them well in their future endeavors.
Thank you to the 1111 Fund members who took time from their work day to travel to the Fund offices from all over the City to participate in this year's election!
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It has come to our attention that information obtained legally from the Fund through the Illinois Freedom of Information Act, is being utilized in solicitation of services by private, third party vendors. These vendors may be representing that personal information was provided by the Fund and that the Fund is aware of and condones their business practices. Although Illinois Law requires disclosure of information regarding our members which includes names, age, retirement date, annuity amount, final employer, title at retirement, credited service, current title, current reported salary and current employer, the Fund never discloses personal, private information including addresses, phone numbers, email addresses or beneficiary information.
Please note that the Fund does not endorse any products or authorize outside entities to contact members on its behalf.
Should you have any questions regarding this policy, please contact the Fund at 312-236-4700.