Employer Resources
May 2018

Announcing Employer Forums

ERSGA held the first Employer Forum in May.  

Employer Forums will provide the opportunity for us to get together with you to share information, training and new initiatives, as well as partner with your agency on specific projects.

In May, topics Included:

  • Introduction to the new Website
  • Peach State Reserves
  • Overview of the Reporting Process Using the Employer Desktop
  • Plan Eligibility and Enrollment
  • What is an Invoice and How Do I Allocate?
  • Forfeited Leave Processing
  • For File Providers: Understanding ERSGA Data Requirements
  • Rehired Retirees
  • Prior Period Adjustments

If you would like to participate in a future ERSGA Employer Forum, please let your ERSGA contact know or send an email to traci.pickett@ers.ga.gov.



GASB, GaBreeze, and GSEPS Notice Updates


Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) documents GASB 68 and GASB 75 are posted on the Employer Reporting Desktop in Web Correspondence. They can also be found on the GASB page of the Employer section.


Personal Statement of Retirement Benefits for ERS Members

Employees’ Retirement System of Georgia (ERSGA) is pleased to announce the delivery of ERS (New Plan, GSEPS) Personal Statements of Retirement Benefits.

For members with a Peach State Reserves (PSR) balance, the ERS pension benefit is combined with PSR balances to estimate the member’s monthly retirement income. Members with a PSR balance will also have Social Security included in the estimate. These statements are designed to help the member determine what action is needed, if any, to reach their retirement goals.


It’s Your Data – Secure and Protect It

Data security is defined as “protective digital privacy measures that are applied to prevent unauthorized access to computers, databases and websites”.

ERSGA invests an enormous amount of resources to protect your data.  Firewalls, encryption, data masking, special software, and a myriad of other software, hardware and protocols are employed to guard against any attempted external or internal breach. 


Alert – Refund Applications

Effective Immediately:

Do NOT hand out ERSGA Refund Application forms!

We are asking all Employers to STOP handing out paper Refund Applications to terminating employees.  Instead, a Member should apply for a refund online by signing in to their Online Account and clicking the Request a Refund box. 


Retirement Online

Applying for ERS service retirement benefits is easier than ever!

Why should a Member apply for retirement online?

  • It is available 24/7.
  • Faster to complete and eliminates mail time.
  • Convenient and easy to access from any where.
  • Includes more information in one place and reduces the number of questions.
  • Easy to use and navigate!

What are the advantages?


Year-End Checklist
October 16, 2018

Calendar year-end is almost here, and it’s time to say goodbye to 2018 and hello to 2019.  Even though it’s not as busy as fiscal year-end, it’s just as important to make sure all transactions and data updates are completed by the due date. In addition to the ongoing month end close, Integrated Statements for ERS Active Members will be prepared based on December 31, 2018 data.   Please review the list below for tasks and due dates:


Rehired Retirees

Any employer (as defined in O.C.G.A 47 2-1.16) that employs a retired plan member must notify the Employees’ Retirement System (ERSGA) in writing within 30 days of the employee’s acceptance of employment. If the retired plan member performs more than 1,040 hours in any calendar year, the employer must also notify the board of trustees as soon as such information is available. Any employer that fails to notify ERSGA as required must reimburse the retirement system for any overpaid pension benefits.