A reporting official performs the work related to IPERS for an organization. Each IPERS-covered employer must assign at least one reporting official for their organization and notify IPERS immediately if there is a change.
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Retention payment clarification
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On Jan. 11, 2022, Governor Kim Reynolds announced that Iowans in certain occupations would receive a retention payment for their work during the COVID-19 pandemic. Eligible teachers, eligible certified peace officers and eligible corrections personnel may receive $1,000 payments soon.
Per Iowa Administrative Code 495-6.3(7), retention payments are excluded from IPERS-covered wages. For employees who are currently receiving monthly retirement benefits and are younger than age 65, the retention bonus will count toward the reemployment earnings limit.
This training helps new reporting officials, or those who have never attended IPERS training, understand their responsibilities and learn where to go for answers. The training covers everything from who is covered by IPERS to wage reporting. We also tackle more complex procedures, such as optional coverage, temporary employment and adjusting wages.
New employees who are also new members of IPERS will receive a welcome packet in the mail along with their member ID number and My Account username. You can help new members by providing them with a New Member Brochure.
IPERS conducts compliance reviews to ensure organizations are following IPERS regulations. IPERS may schedule a compliance review routinely or as any compliance questions arise. When your organization is subject to review, IPERS attempts to schedule time with you at least one week in advance. Most often, a compliance officer will first ask you to provide various records to IPERS and then follow up with an on-site compliance review.
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When you need to provide confidential data (for example, employee SSNs and dates of birth) to IPERS, we recommend using ShareFile. While you use I-Que to submit your monthly wage reports to IPERS, ShareFile can be used any other time you have sensitive information to provide to IPERS, such as for wage adjustments.