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Thomas P. DiNapoli

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Employer Contribution Rates Will Decrease

Employer contribution rates in State Fiscal Year 2018–19 will decrease from State Fiscal Year 2017–18. The average contribution rate for the Employees’ Retirement System (ERS) will fall from 15.3 percent of payroll to 14.9 percent of payroll; for the Police and Fire Retirement System (PFRS), it will drop from 24.4 percent to 23.5 percent of payroll. Read more...

Retirement Online

In 2018, Retirement Online will transform the way we work together. You can read about the changes in our semiannual newsletter, Employer Forum. The fall edition will be reaching you by mail soon, but you can preview it online. You may also want to bookmark our Learn More About Retirement Online page for employers, and check back regularly for updates.

Hiring Seasonal Employees

As an employer, sometimes it makes sense to hire employees only during certain periods of the year, perhaps for outdoor work during the summer, or for snow removal in the winter. Remember that you are obligated by law to notify all employees of their right to join the Retirement System, and that all new and returning employees must complete a membership application. Review our Employer Reporting Basics page for tips on how to register.

Estimate of Employer Contributions

Sign in to your online programs to see your estimate of employer contributions owed for the State Fiscal Year ending 2018. This is an estimate of the amount due on February 1, 2018, as well as the discounted amount due should you choose to prepay your contributions by December 15, 2017. No money is due at this time. In November, your estimate will no longer be available, and we will provide you with your annual invoice of the actual amounts due.

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