Welcome to the SPTRFA website.

SPTRFA staff are continuing to work remotely and in hybrid status.  For the safety of our staff, we are meeting members virtually by zoom and phone appointments only.  Thank you for understanding. Please contact the SPTRFA office for an appointment by clicking here or by calling 651-642-2550. 

Notice to all members who wish to become a Trustee!

To qualify as a candidate for election to the SPTRFA Board of Trustees, you must be an SPTRFA member, and you must submit the following, in the form and manner prescribed, no later than 4:30 p.m. CST on Tuesday, December 14, 2021

  • a fully executed Letter of Intent form with your signature and the signature of ten (10) other SPTRFA members (originals required – no copies or facsimiles will be accepted);
  • your resume of 100 words or less describing your professional experience; and
  • your photo (.jpg picture format) for inclusion in SPTRFA election materials.

Your fully executed Letter of Intent form must be received by the SPTRFA office no later than the close of business at 4:30 p.m. CST on Tuesday, December 14, 2021.  The required resume and .jpg photo file must be delivered by email to nominations@sptrfa.org no later than 4:30 p.m. CST on Tuesday, December 14, 2021.  Failure to satisfy any of these requirements or submit any required material by the deadline will result in your exclusion as a candidate for election to the SPTRFA Board. 

SPTRFA Board seats up for re-election this year are held by Michael McKay, Xong Moua, and Maggi Schiller. 
If you have questions regarding this process or would like to request a Letter of Intent form, please contact the SPTRFA office at nominations@sptrfa.org

For information on SPTRFA 1099-R for the 2020 year, please click here.

Members, Thinking of Retiring in 2021?

View our Pre-Retirement Benefits Session- Click to review the presentation and other helpful pre-retirement content.

If you are retiring at the end of the school year we strongly encourage you to call us prior to submitting SPTRFA retirement application. 

Before your appointment read the pension benefit application process using the links below:

Review SPTRFA Retirement Application
Read an easy to follow checklist explaining the retirement process

Important Reminder: You must complete all SPTRFA Retirement Application paperwork and provide the required documentation prior to receiving your pension benefit.

Click to read the 2020 Winter Newsletter. The SPTRFA News is published for all members of SPTRFA.

Publications are shared directly to our members and online as PDF files. If you do not have Acrobat Reader installed on your computer to print or view PDF documents, a free download of the program is available at the Adobe website. 

Coronavirus Update: We are Open for Business

Effective Tuesday, March 17, we have closed our physical office and reopened for business under our virtual presence.

We expect to replicate all of our critical systems and to be in a position to serve you without interruption. Undoubtedly, there will be a few bumps, and we may be a bit slower at times as we pace through this new workflow.

We ask for your patience and understanding as we work in real-time to improve.

Our Priorities. We want to share our work priorities with you:

1) Protect our pension fund;
2) Maintain uninterrupted pension payments to our retirees;
3) Assist our members who are in the process of retiring this school year; and
4) Process routine member requests.

Call Lines. Should you need us, our call lines will be open from 8 to 4:30. Calls will be routed to a remote team member for action. In the event our team members are busy helping others, or your call is received outside of the prescribed calling times, please leave a message and we will respond as quickly as possible. Members who have requests related to retirement during this school year will be given priority.

Documents – We have resumed delivery with the U.S. Postal Service. If you have documentation that is necessary to complete a retirement file, please consult with your SPTRFA representative for guidance.

How to reach us. Our contact information remains the same:
Telephone: 651.642.2550
Email: info @ sptrfa.org
Twitter: @ SPTRFA

Thanks again for your dedication to the vital art of teaching. We appreciate you and look forward to helping you along your journey.

All the best,

Jill E. Schurtz
Executive Director
St. Paul Teachers Retirement Fund Association

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Please note that our office has recently relocated and our new address is: 2550 University Ave W STE 312N Saint Paul, MN 55114.