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A Reminder on Compensation Rulemaking

Throughout this quarter, the ASRS has been communicating with employers about Rules regarding eligible compensation for ASRS members.  As a reminder, the latest information on this topic was sent to all employers via email on March 2, 2018.

The ASRS is pursuing an emergency rulemaking to modify the recently adopted administrative rule on the definition of compensation.  The change will mean that the new definition will apply only to employees who became ASRS members on or after January 1, 2018.

ASRS Basics for Employers

The Employer Relations team offers an educational meeting, ASRS Basics for Employers. The Basics is a workshop geared toward ASRS employer human resources, payroll, benefits, and administration personnel. This workshop covers the basics of employer responsibilities regarding the ASRS, while providing context of why those responsibilities are important.  The topics covered include:

Employer Notification of ASRS Compensation Emergency Rulemaking

The ASRS would like to notify you that an emergency rulemaking is underway that will further clarify what is ASRS compensation. Please read on for details and specifics:

Employers: Fiscal 2018-19 Contribution Rates

Read on for FY19 contribution rates for ASRS employers and employees, effective July 1, 2018.

Health Insurance Supplements

Do you find the statutes regarding health insurance supplements confusing? Here is a summary of the benefits.

Reasons To Attend the Annual Employer Conference!

As an ASRS employer it is your responsibility to attend the annual ASRS Employer Conference as required by statute. The meetings are held in August and September of each year. Some of the topics covered at the conference include...

Ending Payroll Verification: Termination Date or Last Day?

You have an employee retiring, and it's tile to fill out the EPV form -- but what's the difference between Termination Date and Last Day of ASRS Membership? Read on to find out...

Alternate Contribution Reporting Update

Beginning mid-January 2018, employers will see a new field added to the online ACR Reporting application that will make it easier to submit interest owed if there are any delinquent ACR amounts due. Learn more now...

New Compensation Rules Effective January 1, 2018

Administrative rules can be useful tools to clarify language we find in statute.  There are new rules in the Arizona Administrative Code going into effect on January 1, 2018, that all employers should be aware of...

Termination Incentive Programs (TIPs)

The ASRS employs a number of safeguards to ensure final pension payments made to members are fair and accurate. Effective January 1, 2018, two rules that identify how A.R.S. §38-749 will be enforced will be implemented. Read on to learn more...

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