Vol. 17, No. 2
January 14, 2000
ETF's Extranet Website Offers Employers "Live" WRS
The Department of Employe Trust Funds (ETF) is pleased to announce
the availability of the Employer Extranet website. The Extranet
allows you to view WRS participant data on-line instead of telephoning
or faxing requests for information.
Purpose of the Site
The Extranet site provides immediate access to WRS participant
data, which will allow you to perform the following functions:
Determine insurance program eligibility dates for your new
employes based on previous WRS service and/or separation benefit
Determine the WRS eligibility status for your rehired annuitants
based on WRS termination and annuity application dates.
Calculate supplemental sick leave credits for your retiring
employes based on WRS participant employment category. (state
Data Available for Viewing
The Employer Extranet site allows you to view the following data
for any WRS participant (State or Local Government):
- Enrollment Dates
- Termination Dates
- Employment Categories
- Previous Service Amounts Under the WRS
- Lump Sum (Separation or Retirement Benefit Information) Dates
- Retirement Annuity Application Received (at ETF) Dates
- Annuity Effective Dates
To ensure proper security, you must use a browser that supports
the capabilities of Netscape Navigator, version 4.0 or higher and
Microsoft Internet Explorer version 4.0 or higher.
If you would like your benefit/payroll employes to have access
to the Employer Extranet site, they must complete the attached Employer
Extranet Application Security Agreement (ET-8928). Our WRS
participant data is confidential and can be released only for program
administration purposes. The WRS Agent must complete and sign the
Security Agreement and return it to ETF. ETF will review
your Security Agreement for completeness and forward it to the Department
of Administration (DOA) Security Officer. The review process takes
three to four weeks to complete.
STATE AGENCIES ONLY:
If your employes currently have access to the Employer Extranet
site, please complete Security Agreements for those staff
members and return them to ETF by March 1, 2000. All new employes
for whom access is needed will follow the above process.
Once your request is approved, the DOA Security Officer will mail
the Logon identification numbers, passwords, and identifier codes
to employes home addresses. ETF will send the WRS Agent a copy of
the WRS Internet Previous Service and Benefit Inquiry User Manual
(ET-1733) when the Security Agreement is approved. The
User Manual can be found on this Web site under Employer
You can print additional copies of the Employer Extranet Application
Security Agreement (ET-8928) from this Web site under Employer Forms.
For more information on the Employer Extranet site or if you have
questions regarding the instructions for obtaining access to the
site, please call Deborah Speckmann at the Department of Employe
Trust Funds, (608) 267-2132.