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Department of Employee Trust Funds
January 10, 2007

New Reporting Option Available to Employers

The Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS) Transaction Upload application is now available to employers on the Department’s On-Line Network for Employers (ONE) site.

Transaction Upload replaces file transfer protocol (FTP) and diskette as the preferred method for electronic reporting of annual transactions. WRS Transaction Upload allows employers to run validation edits on their electronic annual files to ensure they meet the formatting specifications in Chapter 12 of the WRS Administration Manual (Rev 07/2004). See detailed instructions (below) on how to transmit annual reports using this application.

Although the Department of Employee Trust Funds (ETF) will accept diskette or FTP files for 2006 annual reporting, employers are strongly encouraged to use WRS Transaction Upload instead.

Note: ETF will not accept reports on diskette or via FTP for 2007 annual reporting.


Requesting access to ONE for WRS Transaction Upload application:

Employers currently authorized to use ONE’s WRS Account Update, already have access the WRS Transaction Upload application. No additional authorization is required.

Employers that currently do not have access to ONE’s WRS Account Update must complete and submit to ETF an Online Network for Employers Security Agreement (ET-8928). Please allow two to three weeks for completion of the approval process.

Technical requirements for using ONE:

To ensure proper security for all online applications, employers must have a browser that supports the capabilities of Netscape Navigator (version 7.1 or higher) or Microsoft Internet Explorer (version 5.5 or higher).

Employer Instructions for Transmitting Annual Reports Using On-Line Network for Empoyers' (ONE).


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