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Secure Website Enhancements

Beginning Friday, June 26, all pages of the ASRS secure website will have a slightly different look and enhanced functionality designed to simplify pages while improving the functionality and readability on mobile computing devices.

New ASRS Flyers Available for Employers

The ASRS has two new flyers that we encourage you to download, print and distribute to your staff. They would be particularly beneficial for new hires when included in your New Employee packets.

Contributions to Decrease Slightly July 1st

Beginning July 1, the start of the new fiscal year, contribution rates for the ASRS Defined Benefit Plan paid by members and employers will decrease, albeit nominally.

Leased Employees and ASRS Membership Obligations

ASRS member employers that contract with such third-party vendors should not assume such arrangements automatically nullify employees from continued participation in the ASRS.

ASRS honored with Performance Excellence Awards

The Arizona State Retirement System recently received two awards from the Southwest Alliance for Excellence for two online projects designed to assist members. The Southwest Alliance for Excellence, formerly the Arizona Quality Alliance, recognizes organizations for excellence in quality, performance and outcomes through a program modeled after the Malcom Baldridge Award.

Thank You for a Successful 2014 Employer Conference!

The ASRS Employer Relations staff recently completed the annual Employer Conference, holding a total of 28 meetings. The Phoenix and Tucson ASRS offices hosted 11, and 17 were conducted at employer sites throughout the state. We saw many familiar faces as well as new ones. A total of 992 employer representatives attended, representing 480 ASRS employers.

Member Registration / Online Enrollment

New employees who meet 20/20 must register on the ASRS website, even if they have done so with a prior employer. For convenience, provide the New Employee Online Instructions to your new employees, which is found on the Manage Enrollments page – it contains the Enrollment Code.

New! Online LTD Program Contact Maintenance

On January 9, 2015, the secure employer portion of the ASRS website will have a new page for maintaining employer contacts...

Ending Payroll Verification FAQs

The Ending Payroll Verification (EPV) is an online employer application used for multiple purposes, such as verifying termination and final pay, and providing information about contributions received. The three occasions when an EPV is required are when an employee applies for a refund, retirement, or a beneficiary applies for survivor benefits for a deceased member. The ASRS cannot begin processing benefits payments until required EPVs have been submitted by the employer(s).

Return to Work Form Update

Thank you for all of your assistance with the successful implementation of the online Retiree Return to Work Smart Form. This online process began in June of this year and in recent months we have seen over 80% of the return to work forms submitted online.

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