Nearly 600 delegates participated in NYSTRS' 2021 Annual Delegates Meeting held virtually on Friday, Oct. 29. They voted to elect Bayport-Blue Point teacher Eric J. Iberger and Schenectady teacher Juliet C. Benaquisto to the NYSTRS Board of Trustees. The meeting also featured educational presentations and the Delegate-Board/Staff discussion.
Following are videos and slides from the presentations and sessions conducted at the Delegates Meeting.
The NYSTRS Year in Review and the Long-Term Stability of the System: In this presentation, we updated delegates on our customer service initiatives in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, explained how recently passed NYS legislation may impact our membership, reviewed the new features we have introduced to our online portals for members and employers and explored the System’s continued financial strength and stability, commemorated the System’s 100th anniversary and shared the sentiments members have shared with us during our centennial celebration. (Download presentation slides)
Delegate-Board/Staff Discussion: NYSTRS Board members and staff answered a wide range of questions submitted by delegates prior to the 2021 Delegates Meeting.
Election of Teacher Board Members: Votes were cast and teachers Eric J. Iberger and Juliet C. Benaquisto were elected to NYSTRS’ 10-member Board.
MyNYSTRS: Access to Your NYSTRS Information and Convenience At Your Fingertips: This session highlighted the many advantages of having a secure online MyNYSTRS account. We covered each of the self-service features available to members, including the new enhancements we have made which provide additional convenience. (Download presentation slides; there is no video companion)
Social Security Overview: What You Need to Know: In this presentation, we reviewed important things to know about Social Security benefits. Topics included eligibility, spousal benefits, knowing how your benefit is calculated and understanding how to collect. (Download presentation slides)
Supplemental Meeting Material: