The Minnesota Retired State Employees Association (MRSEA) was formed in the late 1940's, and has been serving retired Minnesota state employees ever since.
We are the only organization made up of and concerned solely with retired state employees and their benefits. The Association is managed by a 15 member board of directors elected by members. We respond to needs and concerns of members. This is accomplished with newsletters, by testifying at legislative hearings, and by informing legislators and other elected officials of our concerns. Statewide general membership meetings are held each Spring and Fall. Our over 8,000 members are not only from the group normally thought of as state employees, but we also come from such diverse groups as retired state legislators, judges, highway patrol and retired employees from the University of Minnesota, metropolitan agencies and others.
MRSEA 2016 ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING AND REGISTRATION FORM
2016 ANNUAL MEETING GUEST SPEAKERS
JAY HAAPALA-AARP ASSOCIATE STATE DIRECTOR OF COMMUNITY OUTREACH
Jay Haapala is Associate State Director of Community Outreach with AARP Minnesota and leads the state’s Fraud Watch Network which serves to educate consumers about fraud., scams and identity theft. He and AARP Fraud Fighter volunteers have met with over 200 community groups across the state, law enforcement officials and fraud investigators, learning how people are being targeted by financial crime right here in Minnesota. He has worked and served in the Minnesota nonprofit for 15 years building volunteer programs, and now is doing the same to build a network of fraud fighter volunteers with AARP.
DAVE BERGSTROM-Minnesota State Retirement System (MSRS). Dave Bergstrom is the Executive Director of MSRS. A perennial favorite speaker of MRSEA Annual Meetings. Dave also is regular guest speaker for the MRSEA sub chapter meetings. Dave will be informing us of current legislative and pension issues regarding retirees.
SHANNON TUPPER-Minnesota Management and Budget (MMB). Shannon Tupper has been a state employee since 1999. Currently a “Benefits Speciaist” with MMB. You may recognize Shannon from the MMB and MRSEA Retiree Open Enrollment Insurance Meetings. Shannon will be updating us regarding Insurance Issues.
If you are retired, but not a member, we urge you to join. Contact our Business Office toll free at 1 (877) 487-0402, for full information about membership.
Note: We are a private nonprofit association. Please do not confuse us with the Minnesota State Retirement System - the state agency which sends us our monthly pension checks.