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ACR 44755 – SPRS System Change
Sept. 1, 2014

Introduction

Application Change Request (ACR) 44755 modified the Standardized Payroll/Personnel Reporting System (SPRS) to exclude certain rehires from the requirement to wait 90 days prior to making retirement contributions to the Employees Retirement System (ERS) effective Sept. 1, 2014.

Issue

New state employees have been subject to a 90-day waiting period before they start making retirement contributions to ERS. Before this change, only employees who terminated and were rehired into an ERS-covered employment with a break in service of less than a full calendar month did not have a 90-day wait.

Effective Sept. 1, 2014, ERS has added an exclusion to the 90-day wait for employees hired on or after Sept. 1, 2014, if the employee:

  • Terminated from state employment regardless of the length of the break in service

    –AND–

  • Did not request a refund of ERS retirement contributions.

Rehired employees who requested a refund of their retirement contributions as well as new employees remain subject to the 90-day wait.

Solution

ERS will supply the Comptroller’s office with the list of individuals who did not receive a refund of their retirement contributions and are excluded from the 90-day wait.

SPRS retirement code edits were modified to evaluate this information from ERS.

Reports/Screens

For More Information

If you have questions, please contact your SPRS representative.

Glenn Hegar
Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
Questions? Contact statewide.accounting@cpa.texas.gov
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