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.)

Get the most up-to-date information

Jan 07, 2020
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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NHRS to upgrade pension database

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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NHRS 2019 Law Book

Oct 17, 2019
As a courtesy to its participating employers, NHRS is providing each employer with a copy of the 2019 NHRS statutory provisions book (“law book”).
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Fixed-Length File for HB 561 Retiree Reporting is Available

Oct 10, 2019
The fixed-length file schema for reporting data on NHRS retirees pursuant to House Bill 561 is available for download.
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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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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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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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