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Indiana Public Retirement System

Indiana Public Retirement System

Indiana Public Retirement System (INPRS) > Employers > Employer Communication > Employer Update - May 2012 Employer Update - May 2012

Have you completed your ERM training?

At employers’ requests, INPRS has scheduled additional ERM webinars and workshops.

Click here to view the schedule of workshops and here to view the schedule of webinars now available. If you have already attended a workshop or webinar, you are still welcome to attend an additional training session(s) as a refresher before go-live.

Additional ERM training materials, including computer-based training, user manuals, and quick reference guides are available at ERM go-live is quickly approaching … make sure you leave yourself time to train.

EPPA – here for you

The recently launched Employer Pension Plan Administration (EPPA) team allows you to interact with only one department at INPRS regardless of your need.

Devoted to providing excellent customer service to employers, EPPA offers an employer-only telephone number. When you call (888) 876-2707, you will be asked to enter your seven-digit Submission Unit Identification Number (SUID) which could include leading and trailing zeroes. For example, an employer’s SUID is 0582-000. Although commonly stated as “582,” you will need to enter 0582000 to access the system.

EPPA can also be reached by e-mail at

Submit your first practice round June 30

Submitting by July 15 an error-free wages and contributions report and payment for the quarter ending June 30 gives employers a perfect opportunity to reduce the chance for errors in September, prior to ERM go-live.

Employers must be able to report wages and contributions and submit payment early for the quarter ending September 30, 2012; employers who do this will have their wage and contribution information automatically converted to ERM. Early reporting can begin as early as September 15; employers are encouraged to submit error-free reports and payments as close to this day as possible. Any employer not able to submit an error-free report and payment by October 15 will have to manually enter wage and contribution information into the ERM application, by payroll period, for the time period beginning July 1 and ending September 30.

Reporting early for the quarter ending June 30 will allow employers a “practice round” for early submission. To submit early, wages and contributions and payment should be submitted, without errors, between June 15 and June 30. The latest these should be submitted is July 15.

Help us keep your information current

INPRS has been working hard over the last few months to ensure employer information is correct. Without correct info, your employer account cannot be set up and you risk not being able to submit your mandatory data.

In addition, as information relating to an employer or its contacts changes, make sure to inform INPRS. Without up-to-date information, we cannot reach the appropriate people or send important notifications. 

To contact us with information changes, please call (888) 876-2707 or e-mail

Get the most out of soft open

Soft open, scheduled for summer 2012, will allow employers to practice enrolling members and submitting wages and contributions info, etc. in a test environment before ERM goes live in October. Bulk files should be structurally tested before soft open.
This will allow you to focus on the accuracy of actual data, rather than file structure, during the soft open period.
E-mail your employer name and number to for more information on how to initiate this testing process.

School’s almost out! One more assignment …

In the past, you've helped us successfully finalize the paperwork needed to process your staff's retirement applications. We're asking again for your assistance.

Please prepare this required information and provide it to PERF and TRF to process your staff's retirements:

  • Last Day in Pay (LDPS) for employees retiring in June, July and August
  • Certify Service such as school term, contract period or actual months worked
  • Final Wage Report

PERF and TRF cannot process retirement benefits without this information. Please help us to help them start their well earned retirements without payment interruption! Log in to PERF Online or TRF Interactive at to submit the information before or during the employee's exit interview.

For TRF employers, final wages information (severance) should be submitted in the comments sections of the LDPS electronic form, as the Part II is no longer required.  Once ERM goes live, final wage information will be entered directly into the ERM application, effectively capturing any severance information. If you have any questions, please call toll-free at (888) 876-2707. You can also e-mail

Every attempt has been made to verify that the information in this publication is correct and up-to-date. Published content does not constitute legal advice. If a conflict arises between information contained in this publication and the law, the applicable law shall apply.