Employer News Blog

News and notes for NHRS employers

This page contains items in the current employer newsletter, along with timely items from prior newsletters.(Sometimes, you might even find some items slated for upcoming newsletters that we want to share early.)

    Reporting corrected wages

    Jun 25, 2019
    The integrity of the data NHRS receives from its employers is crucial to our ability to effectively administer retirement benefits.
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    Make are your key contacts are on our email list

    Jun 24, 2019
    NHRS regularly sends out news, notices, and reminders to our participating employers via email. This information is intended for any/all of these work areas: Finance, Payroll/Accounts Payable, HR/Personnel, and Administration.
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    The Importance of Termination Forms

    Jun 24, 2019
    When a member terminates employment to retire and begin collecting a pension benefit, NHRS sends his or her employer a termination form to document recent wage information and payments made after the termination date, if any.
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    Getting ready for retirement

    Jun 24, 2019
    NHRS has created a page filled with resources and information for members approaching retirement.
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    Employer education sessions scheduled through 2019

    Jun 24, 2019
    The New Hampshire Retirement System has scheduled multiple employer education sessions through the end of 2019.
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    New employer contribution rates took effect July 1

    Jun 24, 2019
    NHRS employer contribution rates for fiscal years 2020-21 took effect for all Earnable Compensation paid on or after July 1, 2019.
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    Retiree reporting update

    Jun 24, 2019
    Legislation that took effect January 1, 2019, changed the laws governing NHRS retirees working in a part-time position for retirement system participating employers.
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    New email notice added to DRS

    Jun 10, 2019
    A new email notification through the Data Reporting System (DRS) will be activated on Tuesday, June 11, 2019. This notification will alert employers if a difference exists between the monthly contribution amounts reported on batches, and the monthly contribution amounts actually paid.
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    FY 2020 Employer Reporting Schedule Available on DRS

    May 17, 2019
    NHRS has posted the employer reporting schedules and associated payroll vouchers for fiscal year 2020, which begins July 1, 2019. This information is available through the secure Data Reporting System (DRS) portal.
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    Get the most up-to-date information

    Mar 21, 2019
    NHRS updates the information on its website as a result of changes in law, as well as in response to technological changes. If you have copies of old NHRS forms, presentations, and employer guidance, please make sure it is the most recent version.
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    Resources for HR/Personnel staff

    Mar 21, 2019
    Members sometimes reach out to their human resources or personnel department with questions about NHRS.
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    'NHRS 101' online presentation

    Mar 21, 2019
    NHRS has posted a narrated PowerPoint presentation, “NHRS 101,” which is intended to serve as a broad, factual overview of the retirement system.
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    Keep an eye on pending legislation

    Mar 21, 2019
    NHRS-related legislation is listed on the “Legislative Updates” page of the retirement system website.
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    In Case You Missed It: Spring 2019

    Sep 25, 2018
    Here are links to some NHRS news releases and other communications from the spring of 2019 that we didn't want you to miss.
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    Zix Email Encryption

    Sep 25, 2018
    NHRS reminds employers of a Zix email encryption portal for sending secure emails.
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    FY 2019 Employer Reporting Schedule Available on DRS

    Jul 11, 2018
    NHRS has posted the employer reporting schedules and associated payroll vouchers for fiscal year 2019, which began July 1, 2018. This information is available through the secure Data Reporting System (DRS) portal.
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    Trustees Adjust Teacher Payroll Assumption

    Jul 11, 2018
    The NHRS Board of Trustees voted unanimously on April 10, 2018, to adopt a revised actuarial assumption for payroll growth for Group I teacher members in response to the continued decline in the number of active teachers.
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    NHRS Employer Reporting Exception Update

    May 07, 2018
    NHRS recently conducted a review of its enrollment records that resulted in an adjustment to the employer reporting exception, “An employed member record was not found.” This adjustment may result in some employers receiving an exception notification for certain employee(s) records that had previously processed without issue.
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    Validating XML files

    Mar 02, 2018
    NHRS makes available to participating employers an XML Schema Verification Application that allows employers who submit monthly wage and contribution data for active members via an XML file to test whether their file is valid before uploading it. By using the XML Schema Verification Application to verify a file before uploading it to the DRS, employers can address issues with the file proactively, saving themselves time by eliminating the need for multiple phone calls and emails to resolve any issues.
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    Employer resource page

    Jan 08, 2018
    NHRS recently added a new page to our website that provides a complete index of existing materials for employers.
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