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Fund Change Blackout

The Employee Retirement & Asset Accumulation Program will be in a blackout April 11 – April 18, 2014. During this time participants with funds in Sentinel Short Maturity Govt A (also known as Sentinel Low Duration Bond A) will be effected. If you have questions, please contact the Retirement Office at (865) 215-2323.

Investment Committee Meeting

When: Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Where: Commissioners Conference Room #640
Time: 1:00 p.m.
Click here for memo.

Proposed Sheriff's Total Asset Accumulation Retirement (STAR) Plan Summary
For a review of the new proposed retirement plan summary for the officers of the Knox County Sheriff's Department, please click here.

Proposed Employee Disability Benefit Plan and Ordinance Summary
For a review of the proposed employee disability benefit plan and ordinance summary for all employees, please click here.

These proposed summaries will be before the Knox County Retirement & Pension Board for
second reading at the regular scheduled board meeting on Monday, July 22, 2013 at 10 a.m.

For questions or concerns regarding these proposed summaries,
contact the Knox County Retirement & Pension Board Office at (865) 215-2323.

STAR Workshop Meeting
When: Monday, July 15, 2013
Where: Main Assembly Room
Time: 3:00 or Immediately following the Commission Workshop
Click here for memo.
Document Committee Meeting
When: Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Where: Human Resources Room 361
Time: 3:30
Click here for memo.
Special Called Meeting

When: Tuesday, December 3
Where: Commission Conference Room of the City County Building, 6th floor
Time: 3:00 p.m.
Please click here for memo.

Special Election Winners for the Retirement Board representing Knox County Schools classified employees are:

Seat A1 – Crystal Hill
Seat A2 – Robin Moody

Official results can be obtained by contacting the Retirement Office at (865) 215-2323.


Effective 4th Quarter 2013, the investment style mix for MERP has changed to the following:

  • 45% in the Moderate Investment Style
  • 45% in the Conservative Investment Style
  • 10% in the Fixed Investment Style

These are the same investment styles used in the Asset Accumulation Program. The Retirement Board CANNOT guarantee future investment performance.

Note: You cannot change your investment mix.

Click here for announcement.

Investment Committee Meeting

The regularly scheduled Quarterly Investment Committee Meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 13, 2013 in Room 640 of the City-County Building. Click here for memo.

Investment Committee Meeting has been moved

When: Wednesday, November 13th
Where: City-County Bldg., Room 640
Time: 1:00 p.m.
Please click here for memo.

Medical Expense Retirement Plan Statement Notice

Effective October 2013, the Medical Expense Retirement Plan (MERP) will be included with the Asset Accumulation Plan Statements and/or the 457 Plan Statements instead of them going out separately during the year based upon the participants employment status. Click here for the letter that will be included in the statements that will be mailed in September. Please contact the Retirement Office if you have any questions.


November 11, 2013 USI Consulting Group (USICG) will be officially launching a newly designed website ( The new design encompasses a contemporary look, more intuitive navigation and a streamlined user experience.

The Direct Solutions account access and service center pages have been reorganized to improve functionality, with a focus on finding desired information quickly. A brief description will display for all Direct Solutions buttons when the user places their cursor over the buttons. Participants and Plan Sponsors seeking account and plan information may simply click on the Retirement Account Access button to enter the Retirement Plan Service Center, where they will find that all existing features and options that they access on the current site remain available. Once participants log into their accounts from the Service Center, their dashboard and other account screens are unchanged. Attached is an updated “Navigating Through Web Access” brochure that you may distribute to your plan participants that reflects the updates.

Please click here for instructions on navigating the new website.

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Retirement Services

City County Building
400 Main Street
Suite 371
Knoxville, TN 37902
Phone: 865-215-2323
Fax: 865-215-2421
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
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