ASRS Selects New Chief Investment Officer, Michael C Viteri

The Arizona State Retirement System is pleased to announce Michael C. Viteri as our new Chief Investment Officer.

Mr. Viteri most recently served as Senior Investment Officer for the Oregon State Treasury, which manages investment portfolios for various Oregon state agencies with a combined market value of $124 billion, including the $89 billion Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund.

Education Spotlight: Route 3

It’s never too early to begin planning for your retirement, and our Route 1 and 2 are eLearnings available anytime on our website. Route 3: Destination in Sight marks the first educational opportunity offered as a live-streaming, interactive webinar led by ASRS Retirement Specialists, where you can ask questions and get real-time answers. Route 3 is designed for members within three years of retirement. 

Here's an overview of the information covered in Route 3: 

What Happens to Your Account if You Pass Away?

A look at Survivor Benefits: What they are, how they function, and how you can prepare should the unfortunate happen. 

A Good Time to Start Saving

For many, a new year often brings new goals and resolutions. Is one of your resolutions for 2021 to start saving money? While one of the most comforting features of a future ASRS pension is knowing you’ll have a steady, guaranteed income stream, your ASRS retirement benefit, by design, is not intended to replace your entire working income. Instead, it is designed to be one piece of the pie that makes up your retirement plan. The other pieces of that pie? Social Security and personal savings. Here are some tips to make getting started on a personal savings plan a tiny bit easier: 

Tips For Maintaining Work-Life Balance

Maintaining a proper work-life balance can be a struggle, and with the ability to work from home becoming more common, the lines between work and home have blurred more than ever before. Bedrooms, living rooms, and spare bedrooms have transformed into work spaces. Temporary offices have become permanent shared office spaces. Daily commuting to-and-from work that would traditionally serve as a mental transition period between work and home are gone, and with it, for some, the mental off-switch that would result from a drive home listening to the radio or favorite podcast.

Shaping Arizona: 2020 US Census

Please note that the 2020 U.S. Census is currently underway. The results of the survey will impact funding in many important areas for the state of Arizona so your participation is very important!

Please visit AzCensus2020 to learn more about how you can participate in shaping the future of Arizona.

Director's Message to NASRA on Pandemic Response

Director Paul Matson recently attended the annual conference for the National Association of State Retirement Administrators (NASRA) which, like so many conferences at this time, was held virtually. We wanted to share his update, presented at the conference, about the ASRS' response to the pandemic, and how we were able to shift member services to safer, remote support.

The CARES Act and Your ASRS Account

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) has seen a slight increase in members asking, “Can I refund or get a loan from my account?” 

Contribution Rates for FY 2020-21

ASRS members and employers will see a slight increase in contribution rates at the start of the new fiscal year, July 1.

Your Future Pension is Safe

A message from Paul Matson, ASRS Director.


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