All WRS Employers
Vol. 21, No. 10
July 16, 2004
WISCONSIN RETIREMENT SYSTEM (WRS) ADMINISTRATION MANUAL
The Department of Employee Trust Funds (ETF) recently revised the
WRS Administration Manual, ET-1127.
Some subchapters have been renumbered and new subchapters have been
added. The following chapters have been updated with new information
that may affect how you report to ETF.
Chapter Number & Name:
Contains New Information On:
||Extranet Applications (Subch. 004)
|2 Employer Responsibilities
||Advising Employers (Subch.201)
|6 Contribution Rates
||Description of Contributions Rates (Subch.604)
|9 Annual Reporting and Reconciliation
||Potential Reconciliation Errors (Subch. 904)
Annual Reconciliation Tips (Subch. 911)
|12 Electronic Media Reporting
||File Transfer Protocol (FTP) Reporting (Subch. 1203)
|16 Variable Annuity Plan
||Participation and the Variable Election Process (Subch. 1600)
Sample of Election to participate in the Variable Trust Fund
(ET-2356) (Subch. 1601)
Sample of Canceling Variable Participation (ET-2313) (Subch.
|18 Employee Benefits During Layoff or Leave of Absence
||Benefits Upon Termination Due to Permanent Layoff (Subch.
Benefits During Unpaid Leave of Absence or Temporary Layoff
|20 Participant Services
||Ordering Forms (Subch. 2003)
Please consult the WRS Administration Manual as a first-step resource
when WRS-related questions or concerns arise. Should questions or
issues relating to WRS administration remain after consulting the
WRS Administration Manual, please call the Employer Communication
Center at (608) 264-7900.
We encourage you to visit our Internet Site, http://etf.wi.gov,
to view and print any or all chapters of the WRS Administration
Manual (ET-1127) on line. In addition to administration manuals
for WRS-administered benefit programs, you will find previous Employer
Bulletins, information on unfunded liabilities, eligibility criteria,
and a handy on-line order form feature.
Additional paper copies of the complete manual may be ordered by:
- Completing and mailing the attached order form to ETF; or
- Completing the On-Line Forms Order page under Employers at
- Calling the Forms Telephone Order line at (608) 266-3302.
The accompanying edition of the WRS Administration Manual (ET-1127)
contains revisions and clarifications suggested by WRS employers.
Should you have comments on this edition and/or suggestions for
the next edition, please call the Employer Communication Center
at (608) 264-7900.
ETF does not discriminate on the basis of disability in the provision
of programs, services, or employment. If you need this printed material
interpreted, published in a different form, or if you need assistance
in using our services, please contact the Employer Communication
Center at (608) 264-7900 or TTY: (608) 267-0676.