Campus News: Pension problems

Twenty-dollar bill stuffed in a nestPENSION PROBLEMS

Experts will discuss solutions for Illinois’ financial problems and the state employees pension crisis Thursday at a forum sponsored by the UIC chapter of the State University Annuitants Association.

“Addressing Illinois’ Fiscal Problems and Political Logjam” will be held 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in 302 Student Center East.

Speakers include Ralph Martire, executive director of the Center for Tax and Budget Accountability, political science professor Dick Simpson and Bill Barclay, former board member of the Illinois Financial Authority.

For more information, contact chapter president Brenda Russell,



A free Graduate and Professional School Fair will be held 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday in the UIC Forum for students, employees and the community.

Representatives from more than 200 graduate and professional programs will be available to provide information about their specific programs.

No advance registration is required. If you require any accommodations to participate in the event, contact 312-996-2300 or



Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to show their UIC pride by wearing UIC apparel or UIC red clothing every Friday.

Share photos on social media #FlamesFriday.



UIC employees may defer vacation and/or compensable sick leave payouts to their 403(b) and/or 457 retirement accounts upon separation or retirement from the university.

For instructions on submitting an election form to make a deferral, contact University Payroll and Benefits at or 312-996-6471 at least 60 days before the last day of employment.



The September issue of APAC News now is available online.

Articles in this issue include a survey of employee views on the job analysis project, insurance claim nonpayment, infrastructure funding and an interview with President Timothy Killeen.

The blog is produced by the Academic Professional Advisory Committee.

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