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ACR 44753 – USPS System Change
Sept. 1, 2014

Introduction

Application Change Request (ACR) 44753 modified the Uniform Statewide Payroll/Personnel System (USPS) to exclude certain rehires from the requirement to wait 90 days prior to making retirement contributions to the Employees Retirement System (ERS) effective Sept. 1, 2014.

Issue

New state employees have been subject to a 90-day waiting period before they start making retirement contributions to ERS. Before this change, only employees who terminated and were rehired into an ERS-covered employment with a break in service of less than a full calendar month did not have a 90-day wait.

Effective Sept. 1, 2014, ERS has added an exclusion to the 90-day wait for employees hired on or after Sept. 1, 2014, if the employee:

  • Terminated from state employment regardless of the length of the break in service

    –AND–

  • Did not request a refund of ERS retirement contributions.

Rehired employees who requested a refund of their retirement contributions as well as new employees remain subject to the 90-day wait.

Solution

ERS will supply the Comptroller’s office with the list of individuals who did not receive a refund of their retirement contributions and are excluded from the 90-day wait.

A new table was created in USPS to store the retirement indicator sent over from ERS. USPS will look at the table at time of new hire to determine if the retirement code being entered matches what ERS has on file. A message will appear on the HMPNH (New Hire) screen if the retirement codes do not match.

New Report

For More Information

If you have questions, please contact your USPS representative.

Glenn Hegar
Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
Questions? Contact statewide.accounting@cpa.texas.gov
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