• Reminders

    HCAFA Executive Committee monthly meetings continue to be held online via Zoom.  All HCAFA members are invited to join the sessions.

    All meeting times are from 9:30 am until ~11 am.  Meeting dates for the remainder of the year – subject to change – are as follows:

    • October 9
    • November 13
    • December 11

    For information, contact HCAFA President Robert Allare at hcafapresident@gmail.com

    Unfortunately, our local Illinois Education Association office in Palatine is closed due to the pandemic, but messages (847.359.0300) are forwarded to us. For an emergency situation, you may contact the HCAFA President via email (hcafapresident@gmail.com) or IEA’s central office in Springfield at https://ieanea.org/ieaconnect/ for telephone and live chat during their limited weekday hours as well as the email option. 

Your Action Needed: Help SURS Annuitants

Dear HCAFA Member:
The 2012 “SURS Return to Work” law penalizes higher education institutions for rehiring and paying annuitants 40 percent or more of the highest salary they earned while contributing to SURS. An amendment to the law has passed out of committee and will be considered by the Illinois legislature. The amendment, which Senator Biss, the sponsor of the original bill, agreed to advance at the behest of the IEA Higher Education Council, would exempt from the law SURS annuitants whose annuity is less than $10,000. This means higher education institutions would be free to pay those individuals the going rate upon rehiring them to work at a higher education institution.

Please contact your legislator and ask him/her to support this legislation. Additional information can be found here: http://www.capwiz.com/nea/il/issues/alert/?alertid=63156601&PROCESS=Take+Action.

For more detailed information visit Capitol Watch on the IEA website, http://www.ieanea.org.
Thank you!
The HCAFA Executive Committee

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