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New Alternate Contribution Rule

The ASRS has established a new rule in the Arizona Administrative Code to address the Alternate Contribution Rate (ACR) Employers must pay to the ASRS for each retiree the Employer hires directly.

Final Legislative Updates from the 52nd Legislature, Second Regular Session

The 52nd Legislature – Second Regular Session adjourned on May 7. The effective date for legislation signed into law is August 6, 2016, unless otherwise noted. The following bills related to the Arizona State Retirement System have been passed by the legislature and signed into law by the Governor.

Terminated Employees and Enrollments

If a terminated employee is unenrolled and contacts ASRS within six months of their termination, they will be referred back to their former employer to complete the enrollment process. Read on for how to manage terminated & unenrolled employees...

Employer Secure Messaging Updates & Helpful Hints

  • Read on for helpful hints to maximize your experience using the new Employer Secure Messaging tool...

Notice Regarding ASRS-Sponsored Meetings

Be advised that private companies may be representing their private retirement planning workshops as associated with the ASRS. The ASRS is NOT affiliated with these organizations nor responsible for their solications. Read on for more about ASRS member privacy...

Interested in hosting an ASRS Meeting for Staff at Your Worksite?

Employers can contact the ASRS for more information & requirements for hosting an onsite meeting...

EMPLOYERS: Share These Updates with Employees

Retiring within six months? Let the ASRS help you & your fellow employees finalize your retirement preparations...

Karl Polen named Chief Investment Officer

Karl Polen, head of private markets in the ASRS Investment Division, has been appointed Chief Investment Officer of the ASRS by Director Paul Matson, effective March 1.

Mr. Polen, who has been with the ASRS since September 2010, replaces Gary Dokes, who departed February 29 to accept a position as the first Chief Investment Officer for the Arizona Community Foundation, a state-wide charitable organization.

Chief Investment Officer to take new position at local charity

Gary Dokes, Chief Investment Officer (CIO) at the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS), has accepted a newly created position as CIO at the Arizona Community Foundation, a state-wide charitable organization. As such, Mr. Dokes’ last day with the ASRS will be Feb. 29.

ASRS Legislative News

The 52nd Legislature – Second Regular Session opened on Jan. 11 and the ASRS has four bills introduced that have minor impacts to ASRS members but will clarify a few issues.

House Bill 2104 – Retention of Credited Service This bill states that an employee who is employed with an ASRS employer in a position that was exempt from ASRS membership because the position was not included Social Security coverage, but on whose behalf the employer has remitted ASRS contributions, will retain credited service for the period of employment for the contributions made by the employer.

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