Freedom of Information Act

for IMRF Members, IMRF Employers, Public Officials, Media and General Public

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requires all government agencies, including IMRF, to make their information available to the public. Under FOIA, all IMRF records are open for inspection and copying (except records that are exempt under the law). If you submit a FOIA request to IMRF for information considered open, by law IMRF must give you this information.

FOIA Requests

Anyone can submit a FOIA request for IMRF public records. Your request must be in writing:

IMRF records consist of information about our members and employers as well as our investment portfolio. It also includes information on IMRF operations, such as administrative expenses and contracts.

IMRF member information subject to FOIA requests includes:

How to Submit a Request

You can send a FOIA request through:

If using a method other than the IMRF Online FOIA Request System, direct your FOIA request to IMRF’s FOIA Officer:

You can submit in-person requests to IMRF’s Oak Brook or Springfield office between the hours of 8:30 AM and 4:30 PM on days IMRF is open for business.

How much will it cost you?

If we can make your copies in house, it will cost you 15 cents for every page over 50 pages. If we need to prepare copies out of house, your cost will not be more than what it costs IMRF to have the copies made. We may require you to pay the cost before we make the copies.

When will you get your records?

In most cases, you will get your records within five business days after we receive your request. If we need more time we will notify you within these first five days. If your FOIA request is for commercial purposes, we will tell you within twenty-one days how much time we need to complete your request.

IMRF Records

IMRF records include member and employer information, our investment portfolio, and information on IMRF operations such as administrative expenses and contracts.

Records Immediately Available

Many IMRF records are immediately available on our website, such as:

Member Records

Some member records are exempt from public inspection under FOIA.

IMRF member information that can be released
under a FOIA request includes:
IMRF member information that CANNOT be
released under a FOIA request includes:
  • Name
  • Employer (specify current or last employer)
  • All IMRF employment
  • Reported IMRF wages (salaries)
  • Service credit
  • Member contributions
  • FRE (available for retirees only)
  • Benefit payment amount to members and/or
    beneficiaries receiving benefits. (Pension
    information is only available for members
    who have retired. No prospective pension
    information is available.)
  • Social Security number
  • Date of birth
  • Home address (including zip code)
  • Personal telephone number
  • Personal email address
  • Beneficiary information
  • QILDRO information
  • Medical records

About IMRF

The Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF) is a public pension fund serving more than 3,000 governmental units and school districts in the State of Illinois and their employees. It administers a pension, death benefit and disability benefit plan covering more than 440,000 members. IMRF’s functional subdivisions are:

FOIA Org Chart

The annual administrative operating budget for the year 2020 is $36,017,908. The main office is located at 2211 York Road, Oak Brook, Illinois 60523. A satellite office is located at 3000 Professional Drive, Springfield, Illinois 62703. IMRF currently employs 223 staff members and is governed by an elected Board of Trustees.