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Employer Bulletin

All WRS Employers
Vol. 21, No. 10
July 16, 2004


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:
0 Preface 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. 1603)
18 Employee Benefits During Layoff or Leave of Absence Benefits Upon Termination Due to Permanent Layoff (Subch. 1801)
Benefits During Unpaid Leave of Absence or Temporary Layoff (Subch. 1802)
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,, 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; or
  • 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.

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