WRS Reporting Changes

The Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS) is changing its reporting requirements from annual to every pay period starting January 1, 2018.  With that, there are many changes in the information and the format of the reporting.  As a result, all Wisconsin municipalities that participate in WRS are required to submit test files for approval prior to September 15, 2017.  We would like to assist those clients with the approval process.  Before that can happen, however, there are several items that need to be setup and steps that need to be taken before the test files can be submitted.  Below is a list of those steps that need to be completed.  Once these steps are completed, please call Amber (888.241.1517) to setup a time for one of our team members to call you and work with you to submit the test files.

Briefly, the following are the steps that need to be completed.  More detailed instructions follow.

  1. Watch the File Upload webinar on the Employee Trust Funds (ETF) website.  All municipalities must watch this 1 ½ hour video before they can utilize their login to the test website.
  2. Create several user-defined fields in Payroll.
  3. Identify and setup five (5) employees to test.  Ensure that all information is complete for those employees.
  4. Call Civic to setup an appointment for one of our Support Analysts to call you to assist in setting up and submitting the test files.

Click on the link below for detailed instructions on how to complete these steps:

Wisconsin Retirement Testing Preparation Detailed Instructions