SURS Retirement Counseling

Employees who are scheduled to attend a State Universities Retirement System (SURS) counseling appointment will be granted release time for both the appointment (generally one hour) and travel (if necessary) without loss of wages or use of benefits. This includes appointments on campus during SURS visits, phone sessions, and off campus at SURS (Champaign or Naperville). SURS campus visits usually occur once a year.

Advanced scheduling of an appointment with SURS is required, and every effort should be made to not disrupt department operations. It is the responsibility of the employee to notify the supervisor of the absence which is subject to operational need. To be eligible for a counseling appointment, the employee must be within four years of retirement eligibility and is limited to one appointment every 12 months.


Need more information?

Please call the HRS Service Center at 815-753-6000 and ask to be connected to one of our HR associates.