Jul 19, 2021
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. The retirement system cannot finalize the benefit payment until this information is received.
Jun 01, 2021
NHRS employer contribution rates for fiscal year 2022 take effect for all Earnable Compensation paid on or after July 1, 2021.
May 19, 2021
NHRS has determined that “Premium Pay” under the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) is earnable compensation for retirement calculation purposes and subject to member and employer contributions.
May 06, 2021
Back in June of 2020, we announced that effective on July 1, 2021, the retirement system will discontinue its lockbox service as an option for employers to submit payments to NHRS. Instead, NHRS is requesting that its participating employers make their payments electronically.
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Apr 16, 2021
NHRS has embarked on a multi-year upgrade of its pension database product, known as PensionGold (PG).
Apr 16, 2021
In January, we asked all participating employers to send us a list of the pay codes they use for paying employees who are members of NHRS.
Apr 12, 2021
NHRS recently received an inquiry from a School Administrative Unit (SAU) regarding whether teachers retiring July 1, 2021, were eligible to work in a part-time capacity in summer school or extended learning programs.
Mar 05, 2021
Our members sometimes reach out to their human resources or personnel department with questions about NHRS. While member inquiries about specific situations are best referred directly to the retirement system, we do provide a number of general information resources that employers are encouraged to share with their employees.
Feb 19, 2021
In response to recent employer inquiries, NHRS has added the following question to our COVID-19 FAQ for Participating Employers: Are hourly wages paid for assisting with the administration of COVID vaccinations for which a municipality will be reimbursed by the State of New Hampshire earnable compensation?
Feb 10, 2021
Information in the reports will help employers comply with financial reporting requirements.
Jan 04, 2021
Participating employers may begin reporting 2020 calendar year data on NHRS retirees effective immediately.
Oct 07, 2020
Due to a lack of substantive changes to RSA 100-A in the 2020 legislative session, the New Hampshire Retirement System is not issuing revised Statutory Provision books for fiscal year 2020.
Jun 19, 2020
NHRS is in the early stages of a multi-year upgrade of its pension administration database software, known as PensionGold (PG). The upgrade from Version 2, which has been in operation since 2002, to Version 3 is expected to be completed in 2023. The employer Data Reporting System (DRS) is a component of PensionGold, so this upgrade will have an impact on member, retiree, and insurance reporting by our participating employers.
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Mar 02, 2020
An email scam targeting municipal employers has led to the improper diversion of employer contributions from at least two public pension plans outside New Hampshire.
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Jan 07, 2020
If you save copies of old NHRS forms, presentations, and employer guidance, please make sure you have the most recent versions.
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Oct 17, 2019
NHRS has embarked on a multi-year upgrade of its pension database product, known a Pension Gold (PG). The upgrade from Version 2, which has been in operation since 2002, to Version 3 is expected to be completed in 2022.
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Jun 25, 2019
The integrity of the data NHRS receives from its employers is crucial to our ability to effectively administer retirement benefits.
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.
Jun 24, 2019
NHRS has created a page filled with resources and information for members approaching retirement.
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.