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Employer Reporting and Maintenance (ERM) offers employers many convenient services to help employers administrate TRF.
With ERM’s launch, you should now be familiar with employers and Submission Units. The relationship between an employer and a Submission Unit is like a parent-child relationship. The employer is the parent, and the Submission Unit is the child. Each parent (employer) can have multiple children (Submission Units), but each child (Submission Unit) can only have one parent (employer).
A Submission Unit is a participating unit associated with an employer. Each Submission Unit is a specific employer division participating in a single Fund -- CE, JU, LE, PA, PERF, TRF or ’77 Fund. If an employer participates in multiple Funds, multiple Submission Units will be associated with the same employer.
It is also possible for two Submission Units with the same name to be listed twice under an employer if the employer participates in multiple Funds. For example, Indianapolis Public Schools (IPS) participates in TRF for teachers and in PERF for its other staff. That means IPS would be listed twice under the same employer – once for TRF and once for PERF.
Most activity in the ERM application takes place at the Submission Unit level.
Employer Management Functions in ERM
Member Management Functions in ERM
Wage and Contribution Functions in ERM
For detailed instructions on how to complete these functions, please see ERM training materials.