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Thomas P. DiNapoli

Retirement Adjustment Reporting (RAR)

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RAR File Format Specifications

Column Information to Enter in Column Explanation of Information
A ADJ This signifies that this is an adjustment report as opposed to a monthly report. Each transaction on the file must begin with ADJ.
B Your 5 digit location (employer) code  
C Your report code (010, 013, 020 etc)
D Employee’s registration number  
E Employee’s Social Security Number Only the last 4 digits are needed, but please fill in all 9 spaces, for example: XXXXX2345. Do not use dashes or spaces.
F Control initial This is always the same letter as the first letter of the employee's last name, not the middle initial.
G Employee’s last name  
H Employee’s first name  
I Report period being adjusted Enter year and month only, for example May, 2008 should read 200805.
J Days should be Enter the total days you want the employee to have for the month being adjusted, even if the days are correct on the original report.
K Salary should be Enter the total salary you want the employee to have for the month being adjusted, even if the salary is correct on the original report.
L Total change in contributions. Do not enter a negative number. If you require a refund of contributions you must send a written request on your letterhead stating the reason for the refund along with any pertinent information. A dollar amount between 0.00 and 9999999.99 must be filled in, non-negative amounts only