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  • Basics Handbook for Employers

    The ASRS Basics for Employers Handbook is an overview of employer responsibilities regarding the Arizona State Retirement System. This handbook is geared toward employer Human Resources, Payroll, Benefits, and Administration personnel and designed for staff who want an update on ASRS functions and employer responsibilities concerning ASRS processes.  

  • Employer Reference Materials

    Did you know there is a page on the ASRS website filled with resources to assist you in working with the ASRS? The page can be found in the employer section of the ASRS website and is loaded with informational guides, past Employer Update newsletters, and so much more! 

  • New Members of Your Employer Support Team

    The ASRS Employer Relations department recently has had two of our long-tenured team members retire! While we wish them a long and happy retirement, this means that some new faces will be joining the team!

  • Resources For You and Your Retiring Employees

    Retirement can be a daunting time for both employees and employers, but it doesn’t need to be! We have plenty of online resources and AzASRS.gov to answer questions for both you and your employees. 

  • New Electronic ACH Functionality: Coming Soon!

    One of our priorities at the Arizona State Retirement System is to utilize technology to create efficient, user-friendly products for our members and employer partners. For the last few months, our Application Development team has been designing a new employer function that will allow employers to submit Miscellaneous ACH payments electronically from within their employer secure account.

     

  • Correcting Social Security Numbers

    Reminder

    In an effort to ensure all member’s accounts are correct, it is imperative that all data provided to the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) is correct. If an incorrect Social Security Number (SSN) was reported to the ASRS, the member ends up with two ASRS accounts - one account with correct SSN and one account with the incorrect SSN. The employer is responsible for advising the ASRS of errors. This will allow the ASRS to merge the member’s accounts under one SSN.

  • Employer Conference

    While our 2020 Employer Conference is right around the corner, this year will look a bit different! To ensure the safety of all our attendees and staff, this year’s conference sessions will be held entirely online.

  • Employee Vacancies to Fill?

    Are you an employer who has vacancies to fill?

    While the answer could be to hire retired ASRS members, do not forget that an Alternate Contribution Rate (ACR) is required should you choose to do so.

    All ASRS employers are required to pay an ACR for all retired ASRS members who return to work in any capacity, are not actively contributing, and in any position that is similar in duties and responsibilities to that of a position ordinarily filled by an employee.

  • What is ASRS Membership?

    ASRS Membership is determined by Arizona Revised Statute A.R.S § 38-711(23)(b). You may have heard or seen it referred to as the: “20/20 criteria”
    – Member: “Means all employees of an employer who are eligible for membership pursuant to A.R.S. § 38-727 and who are engaged to work at least twenty weeks in each fiscal year and at least twenty hours each week”

  • User Access to the ASRS Employer Website

    To maintain the security of the ASRS Employer website, be sure to deactivate account access when a user leaves employment or no longer needs access. Also, do not share or transfer login IDs and passwords between users.

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