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NHRS is in the midst of a multi-year upgrade of its pension database product, 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 impact member, retiree, and insurance reporting by our participating employers, although this won't occur until 2023. NHRS has created this page to provide employers with periodic updates throughout the project.  

Advisory: Parallel Processing Begins October 9

Important Dates

September 22: Employer DRS "Sandbox" closes
September 27 (4 p.m.) to October 9: DRS offline
October 9: Parallel Processing begins, links to current and new DRS will be posted here.

Recent News

  • Parallel Processing beings October 9 (September 2023): NHRS is only a few weeks from the start of our transition to a new pension administration system. Here are some important dates and information participating employers need to know.

  • Employer test environment coming  soon (September 2023): NHRS will soon be deploying a test environment, or “sandbox,” where employers will be able to log into a copy of the new Data Reporting System (DRS) and familiarize themselves with the interface.

  • Recorded training presentations available (August 2023): Recording of previous DRS training sessions are now available on the  DRS Training Materials page.

  • Training slides and other handouts available (August 2023): Check this page often as new materials will continue to be added throughout the year.

  • Training events scheduled (May 2023): NHRS remains on track to deploy its new employer Data Reporting System (DRS) in the fall of 2023. The retirement system has scheduled multiple employer training events this summer focused on monthly reporting of active members in the new DRS.

  • REMINDER: Request for Test Files (May 2023): Employers who currently submit monthly wage and contribution data for active employees using an XML file should submit a test file of this information in the new V3 file layout as soon as possible. 

  • DRS Project Entering Home Stretch (April 2023): In 2019, NHRS began the process of upgrading to a newer version of our pension administration software. We expect to begin the transition to the new system this fall.

  • Sneak Peek at the New DRS Dashboard (September 2022): Take a peek at the new DRS dashboard. 

  • Introducing Tiers (July 2022): Another change employers will see when the new DRS goes live next year is the way members are identified based on when they joined NHRS and/or became vested for a future pension benefit.

  • Updated PGV3 documents (June 2022): Two documents that were released in February of 2022 have been updated: the Version 2/Version 3 Comparison Spreadsheet and the PGV3 File Layout Design Document. These revised documents have been date stamped 6-6-22.

  • What's changing with DRS upgrade - Part 2 (June 2022): This is our second communication focused on some of the process changes/enhancements that employers will experience with the new DRS.

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Questions about the project?

If you have further questions about this upgrade, let us know.

Employer training events

"Web Entry" evens are for Employers who report their information manually and DO NOT upload an XML File.

"XML file upload" events are for Employers who submit a XML file and DO NOT manually report their information with a copy from previous batch.

The presentation slides and other project-related materials can be viewed and downloaded here.