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.)

Additional Guidance Regarding Extra and Special Duty Pay

Mar 10, 2017
NHRS has posted a revised version of Interpretive Memorandum 2013-3 regarding Extra and Special Duty Pay (ESDP).
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Employer Notice: Resources for New Members

Jan 27, 2017
As a part of its ongoing effort to help educate its members about retirement, the New Hampshire Retirement System has created an online presentation and FAQ for new members called “Learning About Your Retirement Plan.”
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Proudly Displaying Our Mission

Dec 16, 2016
This fall, NHRS re-vamped its Mission, Vision and Values statement. The core commitments didn’t change, but the new version is more concise, memorable, and forward-focused. A poster-size copy signed by the entire staff is now hanging in our reception area.
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Shared and Loaned Employees

Aug 15, 2016
NHRS is aware of an increase in situations where participating employers are using shared or loaned employees. Fiscal and workforce challenges have caused some employers to seek innovative solutions to their staffing needs. This includes the utilization of one person to provide services to two or more employers. These arrangements may be structured in several ways and NHRS is still evaluating what, if any, impact this may have with respect to NHRS administration on such matters as enrollment, participation, creditable service, and “earnable compensation.” In the meantime, we strongly encourage participating employers to call NHRS for guidance when contemplating the implementation of such arrangements as any impact regarding NHRS administration is “fact specific” on a case-by-case basis.
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NHRS Provides Guidance on Treatment of Salary Continuance Payments

Jul 19, 2016
NHRS has released a new Interpretive Memorandum providing guidance on how Service Credit is awarded and Earnable Compensation is calculated for members who receive compensation under an employer-sponsored salary continuance plan.
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Guidance Available on Earnable Compensation

Dec 30, 2015
As the New Hampshire Retirement System engages in employer audits, we continuously identify situations where payroll reported to NHRS includes compensation elements which are not considered “earnable compensation” under 100-A:1, XVII. This can have significant repercussions to you as an employer, your employees, and your retirees.
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