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  • Employer Forms & Packets

    The Forms & Packets section is found under the “Other Operations” tab of your employer secure account, which has 6 forms and 3 packets organized across 3 categories.

  • Employer Secure Messaging Enhancements

    We have heard your feedback and are happy to introduce some enhancements to the Employer Secure Message (ESM) function within your employer secure account! We gathered suggestions and comments submitted by our employer partners, and a recent software release featured enhancements that many requested.

  • How to Check Member Eligibility

    The Check Member Eligibility Tool application was designed for two primary purposes: 

  • Fiscal Year 2025 Contribution Rates

    Contribution rates for the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) employers and employees for Fiscal Year '25 (July 1, 2024 - June 30, 2025) have been announced and are shown below.

    **These rates will be effective for pay periods ending on or after July 1, 2024.**

  • Welcome to ASRS In Focus

    Welcome to your new monthly newsletter, ASRS In Focus!

    We recognize the importance of connecting with you, our employer partners, and have rethought the best way to deliver meaningful content that fits your schedule best.

  • Quarterly Employer Basics Return in December

    Earlier this year, the Employer Relations Team modified how we offer Employer Basics. The ASRS Employer Basics webinar is essentially a walk-through of the ASRS Employer Manual. We cover topics such as membership eligibility, enrollment processing, contribution reporting, health insurance premium benefits, long term disability, and hiring retirees. Although it was originally offered as a half-day in-person workshop, out of necessity during the pandemic Basics became a series of videos.

  • Enrolling New Employees

    One of the first things all ASRS employers should do to assist their employees, is to ensure that they are enrolled with their ASRS employer. Online Enrollment instructions, along with each employer's unique enrollment code, are available under the manage enrollments tab of the Employer Secure Account.

  • What is the Contribution Prepayment Program?

    Effective June 28, 2022, Senate Bill 1082 allowed ASRS employers to prepay pension contributions with the ASRS and designated that they may utilize funding to be applied towards employer contribution payments for a self-designated time at some point in the future. The employer may also opt to leave the prepaid contributions, allowing the amount to continue to accrue earnings based on the amount contributed as a prepayment.  This became the Contribution Prepayment Program or CPP.  

  • First Time Registering and Resetting Passwords for Employer Web Users

    The most common issue employer web contact the ASRS about when registering or resetting their password is “My employer’s name is not in the drop-down list. What do I do?” 

  • Hiring Public Safety Retirees

    Under the statutes governing the Public Safety Personnel Retirement System (PSPRS), and the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS), a retired PSPRS member who returns to work with an employer participating in the ASRS and receives PSPRS pension payments during such employment is not exempt from membership in ASRS, if the PSPRS retiree otherwise satisfies the ASRS membership requirements during such period of re-employment.

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