Welcome to the SPTRFA website.

To Our Active members:  Personalized Statements and Estimates for Fiscal Year End 2022 have been 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.

Have questions about your Statements or Estimates?
Join SPTRFA staff for a virtual meetup to Review the 2022 Member Annual Statements and Estimates!

WHEN: Thursday, September 22, and Thursday September 29, at 3:30 pm. and 4:30 pm.
WHERE: via Zoom, invites sent to members by SPPS email

• You want to be certain you’re understanding your projected pension benefits and statements
• You want to expand your knowledge of SPTRFA benefits (there’s lots to learn for people at all stages of their careers)
• You want to feel confident about your future retirement options

A Brief Q&A will take place at the end of each meeting.
There is no limitation on participation and registration is NOT required.

Members, Thinking of Retiring in 2023?

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.

Coronavirus Update: We are Open for Business

At This time 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.  

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 – 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

Follow us for pension and financial news on Twitter @SPTRFA

Winners of this year’s election were announced at the SPTRFA Annual Meeting of the Members, virtually on March 16th at 4:00 PM CDT.  

Congratulations to Maggi Schiller, Mike McKay, and Gene Ward, Jr., who were each elected to serve a three-year term on the SPTRFA Board of Trustees. Thank you to all our members who voted!

Our election process: the SPTRFA Trustee Election opened on February 25 and closed 4:30PM CDT March 14, 2022. A personalized communication was sent to our members on February 25, 2022, which included voting instructions and voter ID/credentials.  This communication was sent by email, for those members who have an email address on file, or by U.S. Postal Service for all others. Members were given the opportunity to cast their proxy online or by telephone.