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SPTRFA Executive Director hired for SBI Leadership Position

Congratulations to Jill Schurtz, the Executive Director and Chief Investment Officer of the St. Paul Teachers Retirement Fund for being selected as the Executive Director of the Minnesota State Board of Investment as of October 1, 2022.  The State Board manages approximately $125 billion of assets for Minnesota retirement and other state funds.

Jill has actively served the members of the SPTRFA for eight years and has demonstrated excellence in investment, legislative communication, and fund operations including the move to new offices and serving members through the COVID pandemic.

A big THANK YOU to Jill for her many years of service to the teachers and retirees of the SPTRFA! SPTRFA Board of Trustees member Mike McCollor will serve as the Interim Executive Director until a new Executive Director is named by the Board.

Member News

To Our Active members:  Personalized Statements and Estimates for Fiscal Year End 2022 were emailed September 19-20. Please take a moment to review and if necessary, update your beneficiaries – Click to download the Designation of Beneficiary Form and submit it by fax or by mail to the St. Paul Teachers’ Retirement Fund Office. To update your address please use the Saint Paul Public Schools Employee Self Service Portal.

If members ever have any questions about SPTRFA estimates, please contact us at, info at sptrfa.org.

Thinking of Retiring in 2023?

Attend our virtual Pre-Retirement Benefits Session on Thursday, November 3 – 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.

Serving our members is why we are here!

The staff of the SPTRFA is ready and able to serve our members via phone or Zoom meetings. Our regular office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. but we will do everything possible to meet with you or answer your questions at a time that works for you.  If you have any questions or to set up a convenient Zoom meeting to review your benefits, please contact us by phone at 651-642-2550 or email at infor@sptrfa.org.

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

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