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Introducing the APERS Blog page. Here we will feature a new entry each week. A lot of the entries will be pulled from previous publications such as newsletters, bulletins, fliers or books, that we feel deserve a second look. Future articles will also include retirement related articles, links and discussion we hope you will find helpful.

This week's blog is A HIstory of APERS


 

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2/17/17

2/13/17 Active Members - APERS is introducing a new pension administration system in March. COMPASS offers many exciting online tools for members and employers. Please be aware that from March 13, 2017 through April 17, 2017, fewer counseling appointments will be available and estimate requests may be delayed. Retirement applications are expected to be processed on time. We appreciate your patience as we implement COMPASS and apologize in advance for any inconvenience.

01/30/17 - Retirees - Your 1099 R will be mailed out by January 31. We will start accepting requests for reprints on February 15, 2017. Please wait until that date before making a request for a duplicate.

01/19/17 - Employers - Several classroom training sessions for using the new COMPASS ESS portal have been scheduled for 2017. You can view the dates and times and register online by clicking here, or you can get more information about the new employer portal and access to all training materials by clicking on the COMPASS PROJECT link in the left navigation pane.

01/04/17 - Active Members - Our schedule of retirement seminars for 2017 is now available. Click here to register online or download a printable registration form.

01/03/17 - Retirees -- W4P Witholding Certificate 2017 is now available on the Retired Member Forms Page.

01/01/17 - HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

11/8/16 - Employers - The COMPASS training modules and participant guide is now available online. You can access them by clicking on the COMPASS PROJECT link in the left navigation pane, or by clicking here.

10/18/16 - Employers - District Judges - The final contribution rates for district judges in fiscal 2018 have been posted on the Employer Forms page.

8/31/16 - Active Members - Beginning September 1, active members can request a duplicate copy of their annual member statements, which were mailed out two weeks ago. If you did not receive your statement or need a copy, use our duplicate statement request form which is available on the Active Member Forms page.

8/26/16 - Active & Retired members - A PDF copy of our combined 2016 summer newsletter for active and retired members is now available for download on the Publications page.

4/18/16 - Active Members - APERS has scheduled seven retirement seminars for 2016, all to be held in Little Rock at State Police Headquarters. CLICK HERE to register, see the schedule, or get more information.

08/22/16 - Employers - Employer contribution rates for FY2018 (in effect July 1, 2017) have been posted on the Employer Forms page.

06/30/16 - Employers - APERS has put together a COMPASS Resource Page for information on the new COMPASS system currently under development.  Here you can find general information about COMPASS, a sample Compensation and Earnings file, and a copy of Act 91 of 2015.

5/23/16 - The ASPRS Annual Financial Report for fiscal year 2015, as well as the supplemental actuarial report and GASB 67/68 data, is posted on the ASPERS Portal page.

4/21/16 - The AJRS Annual Financial Report for 2015, along with the associated actuarial report and GASB 68 report, has been posted on the AJRS Portal page.

4/18/16 - Active Members - APERS has scheduled seven retirement seminars for 2016, all to be held in Little Rock at State Police Headquarters. CLICK HERE to register, see the schedule, or get more information.

04/07/16 - The APERS Annual Financial Report for 2015, along with the Actuarial report and GASB 67 68 report, have been posted on the Annual Reports page.

03/18/16 - Employers -
The Division of Legislative Audit has completed their audit of the GASB 68 Employer Schedules for June 30, 2015, and there were no changes to the information previously made available. The audited data is available for download on the GASB Schedules page.

03/08/16 - Employers - The Winter 2016 newsletter is now online.

03/01/16 - Employers - Preliminary GASB 68 schedules as of June 30, 2015 for all employers are now available for download on the GASB Schedules page. Note that this is unaudited data.


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