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Employers

Employers provide a vital link between members and TRS. They forward member and employer contributions, report member earnings, member service credit information, and disseminate information about TRS to more than 159,000 active members. Information provided by employers determines the members' current service credit, creditable earnings, and retirement contributions.

Employer Spotlight

2016-17 School Year Field Audits

The Employer Services Department is currently conducting 2016-17 school year field audits. Each year, the department audits 90 school districts for membership eligibility and the reporting of creditable earnings and service credit. All districts selected for a field audit this year have been contacted by one of our Employer Services auditors.

The field audit process requires the auditor to gather specific 2016-17 documentation from the district. We extend our thanks to districts who have already responded to our request for information. With your help, 20 field audits have already been completed.

If you have not submitted the required documentation to the Employer Services Department, we encourage you to do so as soon as possible. The preferred way to submit documentation is through our secure upload feature located online in Employer Access. Do not hesitate to contact us at 888-678-3675 if you have any questions regarding your audit.

Your cooperation will make the process as expeditious and efficient as possible.

Federally-funded Salary Reduction for 2017-18 School Year

Due to the passage of Public Act 100-0340, the employer TRS rate on federally-funded salaries for the 2017-18 year has been reduced from 44.61 percent to 10.10 percent. The change in rate is effective retroactively to July 1, 2017.

This rate has also been updated on the contribution rates area of the TRS website.

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Videos

Video 1 of 3: TRS Employer Info Seminar Broadcast on 6/7/17
Video 2 of 3: TRS Employer Info Seminar Broadcast on 6/7/17
Video 3 of 3: TRS Employer Info Seminar Broadcast on 6/7/17