Violation Period Certifications Are Now Available in ESS

Employers are now able to complete violation period certifications online in Employer Self Service (ESS). The information requested in this report is the same as the previous paper format.

Public employees who have retired under one of the five Ohio retirement systems are prohibited from returning to work in public employment for two months after their retirement effective date. Once STRS Ohio receives a notification indicating a retiree has returned to work in the first two months after retirement, the appropriate employer contact will receive an email notification that a violation period certification is available to complete in ESS.

For step-by-step instructions on completing these reports, please see the violation period certification section of the ESS Instructions.

Thank you for your cooperation. Providing salary information now will reduce the number of questions during a busy time of the year. If you have already forwarded this information, please disregard this request.

If you have any questions, contact the Employer Reporting Department toll-free at 888‑535‑4050.