Board Meeting Highlights

Board Room
August 31, 2022

New Strategic Objectives, Key Strategies reviewed with Board

As part of IMRF’s Triennial Strategic Planning Process, the IMRF Board of Trustees discussed four Strategic Objectives and ten supporting Key Strategies for the organization. The Strategic Objectives and Key Strategies will serve as the foundation of IMRF’s comprehensive 2023-2025 Strategic Plan, which will be rolled out later this year. IMRF staff reported that the Objectives and Strategies were the output of IMRF’s formal strategic planning methodology. The methodology includes multiple steps, beginning with:

IMRF will now develop Action Plans outlining specific activities to be executed to implement the Key Strategies. Staff will finalize the 2023-2025 Strategic Plan document, based around the four Strategic Objectives and ten Key Strategies, for presentation at the November Board meeting. Progress on Action Plan implementation will be monitored during IMRF staff’s monthly Leadership Scorecard meetings and in quarterly update reports to the Board of Trustees.

Staff provides update on implementing 2020-2022 Strategic Plan objectives

IMRF Executive Director Brian Collins updated the Board on activities undertaken during the second quarter in support of the 2020-2022 Strategic Plan. Key successes within each of the Strategic Plan’s Key Result Areas included:

Financial Health

Wilshire, IMRF’s Investment Consultant, presented the 2021 Annual Private Market Portfolio Performance Review and Pacing studies.

Customer Engagement

IMRF has made staffing adjustments to provide better customer service for members and employers.

Workforce Engagement

All leaders completed a two-part “Change Leadership” class in support of our “Leading Change” leadership competency. Leaders held diversity and inclusion conversations with their staff.

Operational Excellence

IMRF provided all authorized users of IMRF systems with cybersecurity awareness training. All staff were challenged with simulated phishing campaigns to validate their knowledge and capability to identify malicious email and content.

Board passes resolutions

The Board passed the following resolutions:

New units of government join IMRF

The Board approved the participation of the following new employers:

Next Board meeting

The next meeting of the full IMRF Board of Trustees will be November 18.