To comply with IRS regulations, STRS Ohio is required annually to identify members who have reached the age of 70-1/2 and are not actively employed in an STRS Ohio-covered position. As required by law, members meeting these criteria must withdrawal their accounts or begin receiving a required minimum distribution (RMD) as part of a monthly annuity.
Employers may receive a request before the end of the year to complete reemployed retiree certification reports to confirm those identified individuals are no longer working. STRS Ohio needs your assistance in providing final contributions and pay date information. In the past, these reports have always been mailed to employers. (See sample of last year's report below.)
In an effort to reduce paper and complete the process in a timely and efficient manner, employers will be asked to complete this certification online in ESS. To assist you, STRS Ohio provides a tutorial that can be found in the Education & Training section of the website. Step-by-step instructions including screenshots are also available in the ESS Instructions.