All you need to report and enroll in one place.
The current method of reporting, known as “legacy reporting,” will be phased out after December 31, 2022, so don’t delay — make the switch as soon as possible.
What Employers Say About Enhanced Reporting
“It’s easier — and it helps to break down overtime and other things that can make payroll complicated.”
Penny Rich | Deputy Clerk, Village of Cayuga Heights
“We’re a small office, so I wear a lot of hats — and this saves me time.”
Maureen Lewesey | Village Clerk/Treasurer, Village of Victory
“It’s easier with Retirement Online. Everything’s all right there.”
Wendy Driscoll | District Treasurer, North Greenbush Common School District
“The training was amazing — helpful, positive, and encouraging. It was the best transition I’ve ever been through.”
Laura Bestehorn | District Clerk/Treasurer, Genesee County Soil & Water Conservation District
“The data we collect with enhanced reporting will make things easier moving into the future.”
Michelle Karpinski | Deputy Treasurer, Village of Arcade
Improving Our Service to You!
We’re making improvements to Retirement Online to better serve you. To accomplish this, we need to temporarily suspend service. Beginning 6:00 pm Thursday, December 21 until 7:00 am Friday, January 6 Retirement Online will be unavailable.
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Make the Switch to Enhanced Reporting NOW
More than 1,000 NYSLRS employers are now using Retirement Online enhanced reporting. All employers must switch by the end of this year. To begin enhanced reporting, email the NYSLRS Gold Certification team.
Report a Data Security Breach — Employers who are experiencing a data security breach or ransomware attack may not be able to access Retirement Online and submit monthly reports. These incidents put the safety and security of your data at risk, and they have the potential to affect those you share data with, like the Retirement System.
If your location’s operations are affected by a security breach or ransomware attack, contact NYSLRS immediately. Call our help desk at 844-619-9614 and press 1. We’ll help you continue to work with NYSLRS while your normal operations are interrupted.
Retiree Earnings Limit — If you have hired a retired employee, you should be aware of laws governing how much retirees can earn in post-retirement employment without affecting their pension. Generally, post-retirement earnings are not limited if your employee retired under a service retirement benefit and they are age 65 or older or make less than $35,000. If a retiree exceeds the earnings limit and continues to work, their pension benefits will be suspended for the remainder of the calendar year.
However, the earnings limit was temporarily suspended by executive order through much of 2020 and 2021, all of 2022, and, so far, from January 1, 2023 through April 22, 2023. Legislation has also suspended the earnings limit for retirees employed by school districts and BOCES through June 30, 2023. If you have retired employees who have questions about the suspension of the limit, share our Retiree Earnings Limit blog post with them. It will be updated if new executive orders affect the earnings limit.