The Retirement Subcommittee is a standing subcommittee of the Senate Committee on Faculty Affairs. The Retirement Subcommittee oversees and facilitates communications among faculty members, the Senate Committee on Faculty Affairs and the University administration regarding the operation of the University's Faculty Retirement Plan, Optional Retirement Plan, and Section 457 Deferred Compensation Plan.

2021-22 Retirement Subcommittee Leadership

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Meeting Schedule

2021-22 Meeting Schedule

The Retirement Subcommittee meets Mondays from 10:30 a.m. - noon, unless otherwise noted. University Senate Governance senates and committees will continue meeting via Zoom during fall semester 2021 and spring semester 2022.

DATE TIME LOCATION
October 11, 2021 10:30 a.m. - noon Online Via Zoom
November 15, 2021 10:30 a.m. - noon Online Via Zoom
December 6, 2021 10:30 a.m. - noon Online Via Zoom
January 31, 2022 10:30 a.m. - noon Online Via Zoom
February 28, 2022 10:30 a.m. - noon Online Via Zoom
March 28, 2022 10:30 a.m. - noon Online Via Zoom
April 25, 2022 10:30 a.m. - noon Online Via Zoom

Committee members will be automatically added to a Google Calendar invite for these meetings at the beginning of the 2021-22 academic year. 

Committee Charge

The Retirement Subcommittee is a standing subcommittee of the Senate Committee on Faculty Affairs (SCFA) charged to:

  1. oversee and facilitate communication among faculty members, the SCFA and University administration regarding the operation of the University's Faculty Retirement Plan, Optional Retirement Plan, and Section 457 Deferred Compensation Plan (collectively, the Plans);
  2. develop and communicate to SCFA, to the Retirement Plan Governance Committee (RPGC) and to University administration its recommendations regarding Plan terms and modifications, investment alternatives available under the Plans, selection of service providers, and other similar matters related to the Plans;
  3. monitor the University's participation in the Minnesota State Retirement System Plan (MSRS Plan);
  4. advise University administration regarding the dissemination to Plan participants of information related to the Plans; and
  5. advise University administration regarding the dissemination to Plan participants and University participants in the MSRS Plan of educational information related to retirement financing generally.

The Retirement Subcommittee may request the research and other assistance of the Office of Investments and Banking as it determines to be appropriate. All of the functions of the Retirement Subcommittee described herein shall be considered non-fiduciary in nature.

The Retirement Subcommittee shall consist of seven faculty members holding regular appointments (as defined in Regents Policy: Faculty Tenure); three members of the professional and administrative staff; two members of the civil service staff; and one retiree. Members shall be appointed for three-year staggered terms. The chair shall be appointed for a term of one year. Two representatives from the Office of Human Resources and one representative of the Office of Investments and Banking shall be ex-officio members of the Subcommittee. The Office of the General Counsel shall be invited to appoint a representative to serve as counsel to the Subcommittee.

At the request of SCFA, all members of the committee other than the retiree member are appointed by the Committee on Committees. The retiree member is appointed by the Retirees Association.

(updated: 5/9/17)