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. As we get farther along, we will provide updated technical information, instructional materials, and training to employers.
In recent years, we have surveyed employers about their use of the DRS and solicited suggestions for improving and streamlining the reporting processes; that feedback will be taken into account throughout the project. To be be certain we have the most current and accurate information regarding our employers we may be sending additional surveys and requests for information out over the coming year.
Teacher Contract Survey (September 2022): To ensure smooth transition from PGv2 to PGv3, NHRS has a few questions about teacher contracts for School Employers who submit monthly wage and contribution data via XML file or Web-entry.
Request for Test Files - The Time is Now! (September 2022): Employers who currently submit monthly wage and contribution data for active employees using an XML file should start submitting a test file of this information in the new V3 file layout as soon as possible.
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.
Request for test files for PGV3 coming soon (June 2022): Employers who currently submit an XML file will soon be asked to submit a test file of the new layout, while employers who submit using Web Entry should stay tuned for information regarding submissions.
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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