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Welcome to the North Dakota Retirement and Investment Office (RIO). RIO administers two state programs - the Teachers' Fund for Retirement (TFFR) program and the State Investment Board (SIB) program. Use this website for information about these two important programs.  See below for agency news and events.

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May 2021 SIB Securities Litigation Committee Meeting - (Cancelled)

Thursday, May 6, 2021 at 02:00 pm

Categories: SIB Securities Litigation Meetings

May 2021 SIB Executive Review Committee Meeting (Virtual)

Wednesday, May 12, 2021 at 01:00 pm

Categories: SIB Executive Review Meetings

May 2021 SIB Audit Committee Meeting

Thursday, May 20, 2021 at 02:30 pm

Categories: SIB Audit Meetings

May 2021 SIB Board Meeting

Friday, May 21, 2021 at 08:30 am

Categories: SIB Meetings

July 2021 SIB Board Meeting (Virtual)

Friday, July 23, 2021 at 08:30 am

Categories: SIB Meetings

August 2021 SIB Securities Litigation Committee Meeting

Thursday, August 5, 2021 at 02:00 pm

Categories: SIB Securities Litigation Meetings

August 2021 SIB Board Meeting (Tentative-Virtual)

Friday, August 27, 2021 at 08:30 am

Categories: SIB Meetings

September 2021 SIB Board Meeting (Virtual)

Friday, September 24, 2021 at 08:30 am

Categories: SIB Meetings

October 2021 SIB Board Meeting (Virtual)

Friday, October 22, 2021 at 08:30 am

Categories: SIB Meetings

November 2021 SIB Securities Litigation Committee Meeting

Thursday, November 4, 2021 at 02:00 pm

Categories: SIB Securities Litigation Meetings

November 2021 SIB Board Meeting (Virtual)

Friday, November 19, 2021 at 08:30 am

Categories: SIB Meetings

January 2022 SIB Board Meeting (Virtual)

Friday, January 28, 2022 at 08:30 am

Categories: SIB Meetings

February 2022 SIB Board Meeting (Virtual)

Friday, February 25, 2022 at 08:30 am

Categories: SIB Meetings

March 2022 SIB Board Meeting (Tentative-Virtual)

Friday, March 25, 2022 at 08:30 am

Categories: SIB Meetings

April 2022 SIB Board Meeting (Virtual)

Friday, April 22, 2022 at 08:30 am

Categories: SIB Meetings

May 2022 SIB Board Meeting (Virtual)

Friday, May 20, 2022 at 08:30 am

Categories: SIB Meetings

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March 2021 SIB Investment Newsletter

Categories: SIB News

The March 2021 Vested Interest is now available.  Please review the information regarding SIB Client Investment Information and Board Updates.


Full Notice Of Intent to Amend Administrative Rules

Categories: TFFR Member News, TFFR Employer News

TAKE NOTICE that the North Dakota Retirement and Investment Office on behalf of the Teachers’ Fund For Retirement Board will hold a public hearing to address proposed amendments to N.D. Admin. Code 82-05-01-02, 82-05-04-02, and 82-05-04-04 at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, March 12, 2021 at 3442 East Century Avenue, Bismarck, ND, 58507. The purpose of the proposed amendments is to implement state statutes and federal law relating to the Teachers’ Fund For Retirement program requirements. The proposed amendments address the following: 
In N.D.A.C. 82-05-01-02, the amendment expands the list of documents accepted by the program as proof of age to include REAL ID; 
In N.D.A.C. 82-05-04-02, the amendment updates the actuarial factors, such as the interest rate, and member and beneficiary mortality tables used by the program to calculate optional payment forms; In N.D.A.C. 82-05-04-04, the amendment updates the actuarial factors, such as the interest rate and salary increase rate used by the program to calculate purchase of service. 
The proposed amendments are not expected to have an impact on the regulated community in excess of $50,000. 
The proposed rules may be reviewed at the office of the North Dakota Retirement and Investment Office at 3442 East Century Avenue, P.O. Box 7100, Bismarck, ND, 58507-7100. A copy of the proposed rules and/or a regulatory analysis may be requested by writing the above address, e-mailing rio@nd.gov, or calling 701-328-9885. Written or oral comments on the proposed rules sent to the above address or telephone number and received by Wednesday, March 24, 2021, will be fully considered. 
If you plan to attend the public hearing and will need special facilities or assistance relating to a disability, or would like to attend the hearing virtually, please contact the North Dakota Retirement and Investment Office at the above telephone number or address at least one day prior to the public hearing.   

Click here to view the Full Notice 

Click here to view Proposed Rules


January 2021 TFFR Employer Newsletter

Categories: TFFR Employer News

The January 2021 Briefly is now available. Please review the information regarding Employer Payment and Reports, In-Staff Subbing by Reemployed Retires Policy Suspension, GASB 68 information and Submitting TFFR Forms By Secure Link.


October 2020 SIB Investment Newsletter

Categories: SIB News

The October 2020 Vested Interest is now available.  Please review the information regarding SIB Client Investment Information.


October 2020 TFFR Retired Newsletter

Categories: TFFR Member News

The October 2020 RETIREMENTtoday is now available.  Please review the information regarding your Annual Retirement Benefit Notice, who's new to TFFR and the new TFFR Website.


October 2020 TFFR Active Newsletter

Categories: TFFR Member News

The October 2020 REPORTcard is now available. Please review the information regarding your Annual Benefit Statement, who's new to TFFR, COVID-19 update regarding TFFR services and the new TFFR Website.


TFFR Employer Reporting FAQs Regarding COVID-19 Funding

Categories: TFFR Employer News

As school districts continue to face challenges during the current pandemic, many of you have questions related to TFFR reporting and the COVID-19 funding that was made available to schools. Click here for a list of questions received by the Retirement and Investment Office related to these issues, and our response. 


SIB Press Release - Legacy Fund Investment

Categories: SIB News

State Investment Board raises Legacy Fund “In-State Investing Commitment” to a record high of $400 million with a new $100 million funding commitment

Bank of North Dakota to expand in-state loan program from $300 million to $400 million


August 2020 TFFR Employer Newsletter

Categories: TFFR Employer News

The August 2020 Briefly is now available. Please review the information regarding new member reporting requirements, TFFR forms and Salary Verification Reporting.


May 2020 SIB Investment Newsletter

Categories: SIB News

The May 2020 Vested Interest is now available.  Please review the information regarding TFFR and PERS Net Investment Returns.


April 2020 TFFR Employer Newsletter

Categories: TFFR Employer News

The April 2020 Briefly is now available. Please review the information regarding COVID-19, Fiscal Year-End Reminder Checklist and Reporting Hourly Wages for June-July.


Important Office Information Regarding COVID-19

Categories: TFFR Member News, TFFR Employer News, SIB News

ATTENTION: Visiting Our Office

Due to public health concerns related to the coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19) and Governor Burgum’s executive order, the ND Retirement and Investment Office (RIO) is closed to public visitors until further notice.


Teachers’ Fund for Retirement (TFFR) and State Investment Board (SIB) client services remain fully functional, but will primarily be delivered by electronic means. Our staff is transitioning to working remotely to avoid disruptions for TFFR members and SIB clients. We will continue to administer critical retirement and investment program operations, claims processing, and retiree payroll functions.


Please contact us by phone (1.800.952.2970 or 701.328.9885) or email us at rio@nd.gov. Thank you for your patience and support. Stay safe!

Top 5 Things to know about TFFR regarding COVID-19

TFFR Employer Reporting FAQs regarding COVID-19


February 2020 TFFR Active Newsletter

Categories: TFFR Member News

The February 2020 REPORTcard is now available. Please review the information regarding Retirement Education Workshops, Membership Statistics, Board updates and the 2019 Annual Report Summary.


February 2020 TFFR Retired Newsletter

Categories: TFFR Member News

The February 2020 RETIREMENTtoday is now available.  Please review the information regarding 2020 Tax Withholding, Membership Statistics, the 2019 Annual Report Summary and Board updates.


January 2020 TFFR Employer Newsletter

Categories: TFFR Employer News

The January 2020 Briefly is now available. Please review the information regarding GASB 68 information, Retiree Reemployment Guidance and TFFR Staffing Updates.


October 2019 TFFR Employer Newsletter

Categories: TFFR Employer News

The October 2019 Briefly is now available.  Please review the information regarding TFFR Forms, Employer Reporting Reviews and Employer Audit Information.


October 2019 SIB Investment Newsletter

Categories: SIB News

The October 2019 Vested Interest is now available.  Please review the information regarding TFFR and PERS Investment Returns in Fiscal 2019 & a State Investment Board Member Update.


SIB Press Release - Legacy Fund Investment

Categories: SIB News

State Investment Board puts Legacy Fund investments to work for North Dakotans, makes changes to further improve performance

Board increases loan fund for new businesses by $100M, adopts best practice for defining Legacy Fund earnings


August 2019 TFFR Retired Newsletter

Categories: TFFR Member News

The August 2019 RETIREMENTtoday is now available.  Please review the information regarding TFFR Member Online.


August 2019 TFFR Employer Newsletter

Categories: TFFR Employer News

The August 2019 Briefly is now available.  Please review the information regarding Member Reporting Requirements, Employer Reporting Reviews and Employer Audit Information.

 


August 2019 TFFR Active Newsletter

Categories: TFFR Member News

The August 2019 REPORTcard is now available.  Please review the information regarding Annual Benefit Statements & the Group Benefit Counseling schedule.


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