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Employer Projections & Rates (EPR)

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Overview

Our Employer Projections & Rates (EPR) application is a convenient tool that can help you plan for the future. The EPR application allows you to view your 2020 projection (the contribution amount that may be due to NYSLRS by February 1, 2020), review the rates for your specific retirement plans, and access other important information.

To see your projections and rates, log on to your online programs. You must have a username and password to enter. If you do not have a username and password, email the Employer Billing Unit or contact the unit by phone at 518-408-4215 or 518-408-4214.

How Projections and Rates are Calculated

Projections

Salaries are not consistent from year to year, so 17 months in advance we calculate what we anticipate your employees’ salaries will be by multiplying the last fiscal year salaries by an actuarially calculated projection factor (the projection factors are listed on our Explanation of Annual Billing Terms Adobe pdf).

Rates

Rates are calculated based upon the projected cost of maintaining the Common Retirement Fund, which pays for pension benefits for your employees. Employees’ Retirement System rates Adobe pdf and Police and Fire Retirement System rates Adobe pdf for all plans are available on our website.

Contribution Stabilization Program

This program gives employers the option to amortize a portion of their annual pension costs. Amortizations are paid in equal installments over a ten-year period at an interest rate that is set annually for the length of the amortization. The projection includes an estimate of the maximum amount you can amortize with the February 1, 2020 invoice using projected salaries. Interest rates for 2020 amortizations will be available by September 2019.

If you choose to amortize a portion of your 2019 regular pension contributions, the interest rate on those amortizations are:

Viewing Your Projections and Rates

In order to view this program, you will need internet access and a computer running either Microsoft Windows or Apple macOS. We test our applications in Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE) versions 9 and 10. If you use an earlier version, you may not be able to access this application or the application may not function properly.

If you are having trouble with IE, or your information doesn’t seem to be displaying properly, try using Google Chrome. Learn more about Google Chrome.

Tips for Understanding the EPR Application

The figures in the Actual Salaries column represent the salary that you reported to us for State Fiscal Year April 1, 2017 – March 31, 2018.

The divide by factor represents the 45 days of interest that will be discounted if you pay next year’s annual invoice by December 15, 2019, instead of February 1, 2020. The factor changes based on the interest rate.

Group term life insurance (GTLI) is separate from the regular pension contribution because it is excluded from the calculation of the estimated amount that may be amortized.

For Help with Your Projections and Rates

If you disagree with this information or don’t see all of the location codes that you should have access to, email the Employer Billing Unit or call 518-408-4214 or 518-408-4215.

If you don’t understand a term, scroll over the column or row heading with your mouse to see definitions. Make sure that pop-ups are enabled for the NYSLRS website.

(Rev. 8/18)