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Indiana Public Retirement System (INPRS) > Employers > Employer Handbook > TRF Employer Handbook: Online Services TRF Employer Handbook: Online Services

Employer Reporting and Maintenance (ERM)

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

  • Manage employer address and phone information
  • Manage employer contacts
  • Manage employer bank account information
  • Estimate retirement benefit
  • Update member name, if necessary

Member Management Functions in ERM

  • Enroll employees in TRF
  • Enter Last Day in Pay, and Last Check Date for members terminating employment
  • Enter Last Day in Covered Position for members leaving plan coverage but remaining with the same employer
  • Enter life events for members
  • View member management reports

Wage and Contribution Functions in ERM

  • Upload wages and contributions on a payroll frequency basis
  • Complete online adjustments to existing transactions
  • Resolve wage and contribution transactions that did not pass validations
  • Submit wage and contribution reports for payment
  • View wage and contribution reports

For detailed instructions on how to complete these functions, please see ERM training materials.

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