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Retirement Annual Salary (RET) File Due August 15

Please submit the fixed length text file no later than August 15, 2015 via LSERSWeb portal.
 
Refer to these procedures for uploading the file on the web: Salary, Insurance & Retirement Uploads - Retirement. The naming convention for the file should be:  RETnnnn_2015 where nnnn is the employer id number.
 
If you have any questions, contact Larisa Ellard, LSERS internal auditor, at 225.925.7492 or via email lellard@lsers.net.

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September 1 Deadline for Hiring Due to a Certified Bus Driver Shortage

If your school system is experiencing a shortage of qualified bus drivers and this shortage has been certified to the Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE), state law allows the hiring of a retired bus driver to fill this shortage.  Refer to this memo  for details about the September 1, 2015 deadline.  This information is also located under the News section on the website www.lsers.net.  

For more information about the return-to-work requirements, refer to Fact Sheet 18 – Retirees Who Return to Work

If you have any questions, contact Chenfei Zhou at 225.925.6492 or via email czhou@lsers.net.
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October 1 Deadline for Annual Privatization Questionnaire 2015

Yes, it is that time of the year again. All school districts shall complete an annual privatization questionnaire covering the preceding fiscal year. Please be aware that beginning this year the Annual Privatization Questionnaire will be available via www.lsers.net under Resources>News.

The information contained within the questionnaire must be verified and signed by the School Board Superintendent and returned to LSERS on or before October 1, 2015.

If you have any questions, contact Larisa Ellard, LSERS internal auditor, at 225.925.7492 or via email lellard@lsers.net.

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Online Reporting – Did you Know?

When entering contribution corrections report (CCR’s) and salary contributions forms, multiple employee information can be reported on the same form.  For CCR’s click on  "Add Additional Correction" and for salary contributions, click on "Add Additional Record."
 
If you have any questions, contact Chenfei Zhou at 225.925.6492 or via email czhou@lsers.net.
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Discontinued paper forms

With the ability to report online, neither paper forms nor screen shots need to be sent to LSERS.  Here is a list of the forms that have been automated: 

2 Enrollment Application/Employee Notification
4A Contributions Report Transmittal
4B Contributions Correction Report
4C Contribution Payments Transmittal
15 Re-employment of Retiree – Earnings Report
15N Retiree Return-to-Work Notification
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Revised Fact Sheet

A revised Fact Sheet 16 – Disability Retirement has been posted to LSERS website that now includes a change from Act 226 of 2014.  If the disability retiree’s 1st state service date is on or after 7/1/2015 then they must submit re-exams and earnings statements until age 62; otherwise, they submit until age 60.

And, as always, we appreciate and welcome any and all comments, as this helps
us identify ways to make improvements for you and provide better service to our
members and employers. Feel free to provide feedback and suggestions using
the LSERS Satisfaction Survey on our "Contact Us" page on the LSERS website.

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