Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 5/26/2020 - 5:30 PM
Type: Action
Subject: 6. Action on the Milwaukee Public Schools 403(b) Plan Document Restatement
Strategic Plan Compatibility Statement:
Goal 3
Effective and Efficient Operations
Policy: Admin Policy 6.20 - Contracts, Employee Benefits, and Compensation Plans
Attachments: MPS 403(b)Summary of Restatement and Optional Changes
MPS 403(b)Plan Restatement Document
MPS 403(b)Plan Amendment
Optional Service Agreement
File Attachment:
MPS 403(b) Summary of Restatement and Optional Changes 05.26.20.pdf
Milwaukee Public Schools - 403(b) Plan Restatement 2020.pdf
MPS WRERA Amendment 2020.pdf
MPS PWE Optional Service Agreement 2020.pdf
Background: The Administration has worked with the City Attorney’s Office and outside counsel Ice Miller to restate and amend The Milwaukee Public Schools 403(b) Plan ("Plan"). The Plan is being restated retroactively to January 1, 2010, to take advantage of the IRS remedial self-correction period that closes June 30, 2020. Proposed amendments to the Plan reflect both required changes under federal law and optional recommended changes.

Attached are the following items:

Summary of the required changes as well as the optional recommended changes prepared by the City Attorney’s Office and outside counsel

Milwaukee Public Schools 403(b) Restated Plan Document

Milwaukee Public Schools 403(b) Plan Amendment

Optional Services Agreement with changes related to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”)

The IRS deadline to amend plan documents was originally March 31, 2020. In consideration of the COVID-19 crisis, the IRS extended this deadline to June 30, 2020.
Fiscal Impact Statement: This item does not authorize expenditures.
Implementation and Assessment Plan Upon Board approval, the Administration will provide a copy of the signed plan document, amendment and service agreement to all vendors and direct them to update their systems and procedures with the necessary changes.
Recommendation: The Administration recommends that the Board approve the required restated plan document prepared by Ice Miller as well as all the recommended changes to the plan document and administrative procedures.
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Carol Eady - Director II
Signed By:
Evangeline M Scoptur - Interim Chief Human Resources Officer
Signed By:
Keith Posley, Ed.D. - Superintendent