State Teachers Retirement System of Ohio

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STRS Ohio Update for Reporting Employers

Employer Education

Posted: November 2016

Upcoming Education Opportunities

STRS Ohio offers group education workshops, hands-on training, tutorials and webinars to help you meet STRS Ohio reporting requirements. You will receive a registration email on Nov. 14 for the Preparing for Midyear Retirements webinar on Dec. 6 and 15. The 2017 Education Opportunities are shown below. You will receive an email from STRS Ohio Employer Education when registration for each event is available. Click here for a PDF version of the 2017 Education Opportunities.

Workshops
Higher Education Essentials

This is a comprehensive workshop for new college and university personnel. Topics include membership, compensation, alternative retirement plan reporting, payroll reporting, service credit calculation, annual reporting, retirement reporting, account withdrawal, purchasing leaves of absence and reemployed retiree information. Registration begins Feb. 13.

  • April 5 — Columbus
Reporting Basics (Part 1)

This K–12 workshop focuses on fall reporting processes including membership, compensation, employer pickup, payroll reporting and purchasing leaves of absence. It is recommended for new personnel or those needing a refresher. Registration begins July 10.

  • Sept. 6 — Southwest
  • Sept. 7 — Northwest
  • Sept. 19 — Northeast
  • Sept. 20 — East
  • Sept. 27 — Columbus
Training
Deposit and Service Report Help Sessions

These individualized help sessions are for personnel experiencing difficulty completing retirement reports. Each registered participant will receive 45 minutes of individualized instruction with an STRS Ohio education coordinator or employer advisor. To participate, employers must have members retiring between April and August. Registration begins April 3.

  • May 3 — Lima
  • May 4 — Canton
  • May 10 — Columbus
ESS Training

This training offers personalized assistance to help you navigate our Employer Self Service (ESS) online reporting system. Participants review in-depth ESS instructions for most functions and complete hands-on practice exercises online during class. These half-day sessions are held at STRS Ohio.

Registration begins Jan. 30

  • March 14
  • March 16
  • March 22

Registration begins Oct. 9

  • Nov. 1
  • Nov. 7
  • Nov. 9
Live Webinars
Calculating Service Credit Using Days

Registration begins May 1.

  • May 16
  • May 18
Annual Reporting Troubleshooting

Registration begins May 1.

  • June 13
  • June 15
  • June 21
Post Annual Reporting Process

Registration begins Aug. 7.

  • Aug. 24
  • Aug. 29

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