2020 Membership Renewal Underway!

All current NCTR members will be invoiced via email during the week of November 11.  Please contact Robyn Wheeler, Assistant Executive Director of NCTR, if you have not received your invoice by November 15.

Not Yet a Member?

Join forces with THE Resource for fostering strategic partnerships, providing training and pension advocacy for the educational community. Our vision is a strong and secure retirement future for all teachers and educational employees. NCTR is a non-profit association offering several networking, educational and sponsorship opportunities throughout each membership year. Join our community of public pension plans, top consultants, investment managers, actuaries, attorneys and technology experts, while together we form a strong foundation to secure retirement for America’s teachers.

If you have any questions regarding your membership status with NCTR, or how to become a new member, contact Robyn Wheeler at rwheeler@nctr.org or (916) 509-7260.

Join Forces with NCTR Today!

Help Guide the Direction of NCTR

NCTR is your association. One of the best ways to be involved is to serve on an NCTR committee. If you signed up for a committee while at the recent NCTR Annual Conference, thank you! We have your name on file and there’s no need to resubmit it.However, if you missed the sign-up opportunity, there’s still time!

Let us know by Friday, November 29, which committee(s) you’d enjoy working on. While we cannot guarantee committee slots for all, our goal is to ensure a balanced representation on each committee of our membership.

Open to System Executive Officers, Staff, and Board Members

  • Legislative Committee:

    With the concurrence of the President and the Executive Committee, the Legislative Committee engages in activities that include the development and implementation of strategies to promote or oppose legislative or executive branch decisions or proposals. This eight-member committee typically meets twice a year, once in late February at the NCTR/NASRA winter meeting, and again immediately before the Annual Conference. Read more

  • Resolutions Committee: 

    Working in conjunction with NCTR staff, the Resolutions Committee notifies member systems that it is requesting the submission of resolutions. After the committee reviews the submissions, the committee chair presents them to the delegates at the Annual Business Meeting. This Committee typically meets in person immediately before the Annual Conference.  Read more

  • Credentials Committee: 

    The committee verifies that delegates and alternates are qualified to vote at the Annual Business Meeting or other NCTR meetings, counts hand votes as needed, and reports on Annual Conference registration and attendance at the Annual Business Meeting.  Read more

Open to System Administrators

  • Administrator Education Committee:  

    Provide advice and counsel in the development and implementation of initiatives and programs targeted to the administrators of NCTR member systems, such as the Annual System Directors’ Meeting and Annual Conference. This Committee typically meets once via teleconference and may meet again immediately before the Annual Conference. Read more

Open to System Board Members

  • Trustee Education Committee:

    Assist in developing the curriculum for the Annual Trustee Workshop, which is usually held mid-summer. Similarly, the Committee may be asked to provide input concerning the program for the NCTR Annual Conference. This Committee typically meets once via teleconference and may meet again immediately before the Annual Conference. Read more

Please email your choice(s) to Robyn Wheeler by Friday, November 29. (If you are interested in more than one committee, please indicate your first, second, and third choice in your email.) Thank you for your continued support and involvement in NCTR!

UPCOMING EVENTS

19julAll Day2220th Annual Trustee Workshop

10octAll Day14Featured2020 Conference: La Jolla, CA

NATIONAL COUNCIL ON TEACHER RETIREMENT ANNOUNCES NEW OFFICERS

ELK GROVE, Calif. – Brian Guthrie, Executive Director of the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (Texas TRS), was installed as President of the National Council on Teacher Retirement (NCTR) at its 97th Annual Conference in Nashville, TN. Guthrie’s one-year term began on October 15.

Guthrie has served with Texas TRS for more than 11 years. Guthrie has an extensive background in government, legislative relations, budgeting and finance. Prior to joining TRS, he worked in the Texas Governor’s Office of Budget, Planning and Policy for eight years; served as budget advisor to two lieutenant governors; and began his career at the Legislative Budget Board. In addition to his familiarity with state budget policy, Guthrie has also worked on higher education, criminal justice, public retirement systems, and state health insurance issues.

Guthrie succeeds past president Roger Rea, Vice President, Omaha SERS. In addition to the installation of president, newly elected NCTR Executive Board members include: David Keefe, Chair, New York STRS; and Marshall Thompson, Trustee, Minnesota TRA. Reelected members include Debbie Simonds, Board Chair, TRS of Georgia; and Janis Elliott, Chairperson, Nebraska PERS.

NCTR is an independent association dedicated to safeguarding the integrity of public retirement systems in the United States and its territories to which educational employees belong and to promoting the rights and benefits of all present and future members of the systems. NCTR’s mission is to be “THE Resource for fostering strategic partnerships, providing training and pension advocacy for the educational community.”

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Federal Webinar

“The Importance of Limited Partner Advisory Committees”

Did you miss NCTR’s November 20th Federal webinar? To listen to the webinar and view the referenced slides, please click below.

Did You Miss It?

“Best Practices for Serving Retired Members”

Did you miss NCTR’s latest CSN webinar? To listen to the webinar and view the accompanying PowerPoints and handouts, please click here.

California State Teachers’ Retirement System Board Elects Chair and Vice Chair

Board members selected Sharon Hendricks as Chair and Harry Keiley as Vice Chair

Government Relations Updates

Weekly FYIs

December 3, 2019

Women and Retirement

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December 3, 2019

Long-Term Care Receives Increased Attention

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December 3, 2019

The Politics of Retirement Security

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