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Employer Update
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Employer Update is a publication that focuses on the particular interests of
our employers; it supplements rather than replaces the MainePERS newsletter.

All issues of the Update are available on this web site.       

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Current Issue: Key Topic(s):
March 2017
ESS Special Edition
• New Look
• Desktop Technical Specifications
Past Issues: Key Topic(s):
March 2017 • New Fiscal Year - New Rates
• Time for GLI Level Changes
December 2016 • Group Life Insurance Premium Changes - July 2017
• Information Security - Passwords and More Passwords
• 2017 Employer Payroll Filings and Payments
September 2016 • A New Look for Employer Self Service
• Group Life Insurance Premium Changes - State & Teacher Plan
• Phishing, Social Engineering and Information Security
• Earnable Compensation and Cash in Lieu of Benefits
August 2016 • Retirees Return to Work
• What Does "Same Employer" mean?
• 2016 Due Dates for Payroll Filings and Payments
• Completing the Vacation and Sick Leave Reporting Form
June 2016 • New Fiscal Year - New Rates
• Payroll Filing Due Dates
• Group Life Insurance - Teacher & School Support Summer Premiums
May 2016 • When Your Employee Retires
• Information Security - Keeping Employee Information Safe
• GASB 68 - Schedules of Employer Allocations for June 30, 2015
• Submitting Payments to MainePERS
March 2016 • Time for GLI Level Changes
• New Deputy Executive Director
• Disability Retirement Program
• Information Security
• FY '17 - New Fiscal Year - New Rates
December 2015 • FY 16 & 17 Employer Contribution Rates
• Group Life Insurance - April 1st 2016 Level Changes
• 2016 Due Dates for Payroll Filings and Payments
• 2016 Employer Training Schedule
October 2015 • GASB Audit/Data Verification & Schedule of Allocations
• Employer Training Schedule & Payroll Remittance Dates
July 2015 • Regional Employer Trainings
• GASB Update
June 2015 • New Fiscal Year - New Rates
• Group Life Insurance - Third Party Designation Option
• Leave Accruals for Retirees Returned to Work (RRTW)
March 2015
(Special Edition -

Information Security)
• Keeping Member and Employer Information Safe
• ESS Desktop Technical Specifications
• FAQs (Operating system and web browser versions)
February 2015 • Group Life Insurance - April 1st Level Changes
• 2015 Due Dates for Payroll Filings and Payments
• 2015 Employer Training Schedule
September 2014 • MaineSTART: Changing an Employee's address
• MainePERS Defined Benefit Q&A
• Group Life Insurance: Am I Eligible?
July 2014 • New PLD rates effective with July payroll filings
• What to do when your employee retires
May 2014 • New Employee and Employer Rates effective with July payroll
filings for PLDs
• ESS System Specifications
April 2014 • Reporting 2013 Annual Earnings for April 1st Level Changes
• Summary of Upcoming Legislative Changes to the PLD plan
January 2014 (Special Edition) • Employer Statements of Account
January 2014 • Green Sheets
• Employer Payroll File and Payment Due Dates
• 2014 Employer Training Schedule
September 2013 • Workers' Compensation Payments Count Toward Creditable
   Service
• MainePERS Service Credit - Earnable Compensation
July 2013 • Legislative Information Specific to the PLD Plan
• Elected and Appointed Officials Only - Use C Pay Rate Code
June 2013 • Teacher Employer Edition - Teacher Employers to Pay 2.65%
• Employer Retirement Normal Costs in July
May 2013 • Employer Reporting Work Group Meeting
March 2013 • Teacher Retirement Plan Eligibility
• Group Life Insurance for Teacher Members
February 2013 • Group Life Insurance - April 1st Level Changes
• Group Life Insurance - Participating Local Districts
November 2012 • Viewing Employee Information in ESS
• Employer Payroll File and Payment Due Dates (2013)
September 2012 • Employer Certification or Refund Application
• Don't forget to offer MainePERS GLI to all eligible employees!
August 2012 • Timely Reporting: Leaves and Terminations
• Who Can Help Answer Your Questions
June 2012 • Processing Change: Contributions Taken in Error/CTEs
• When Your Employee Retires
May 2012 • Effective July 1, 2012 - New PLD Employer Contribution Rates
• Employer Self Service: ESS Roles
April 2012 • Employer Reporting - Using Time Unit Code "C"
• Grant and Federally Funded Teacher Rates - FY13
March 2012 • Group Life Insurance - April 1st Level Changes
• W2 Fields MainePERS Uses for GLI
January 2012 • ESS - Technical Requirements for Employers' Desktops
• Submitting Payments to MainePERS
More Past Issues:
2011:2011: 2010:010: 2009: 2008:
December 2011 October 2010 December 2009 November 2008  
October 2011 July 2010 November 2009 June 2008  
August 2011 May 2010 October 2009 March 2008  
Vendors Update - 8/11 April 2010 September 2009 January 2008  
June 2011 January 2010 (1) August, 2009  
May 2011 January 2010 (2) April 2009    
April 2011   January 2009    
March 2011        
January 2011        
         
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September 2007 November 2006      
May 2007 May 2006      
         
 


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