Annual Employer Training

Every year, the Chicago Teachers' Pension Fund (CTPF) holds a training session with workshops for Employers. The workshops cover new features of the Employer Reporting System, as well as refreshers on existing features.


Module 1 – Employer Reporting System Basics 

June 1, 9:30 a.m. and June 2, 9:30 a.m.

The first module will provide the foundation of the Employer Reporting System (ERS). This module will cover how to navigate the ERS, and the process of reporting pension contributions to CTPF. This module will also cover a detailed explanation of Pay Groups, the Employee Roster, Payroll Reporting, and other core aspects of the ERS. During the presentation there will be interactive demonstrations along with examples of features and functionalities you will encounter during your day-to-day use of the ERS. We highly recommend individuals that are new to the school and responsible for reporting pension contributions through ERS to attend this training. This is also a helpful refresher for experienced users as well. Attendees are encouraged to actively participate and ask questions throughout the presentation.   

Estimated time: 1.5 Hour 

Module 2 – CTPF Administrative Rules 

June 1, 2:00 p.m. and June 2, 2:00 p.m.

The second module will provide a basic understanding of the various CTPF administrative rules, and how they impact pension reporting to CTPF. This module will cover the definition of  pensionable salary, Employee eligibility requirements, Retired Return to Work Rules, Tier 2 Capping, and delinquencies in reporting. Understanding these rules and requirements will help you report pension contributions to CTPF in a more timely and accurate manner. Attendees are encouraged to actively participate and ask questions throughout the presentation.  

Estimated Time: 1 Hour 

Module 3 – Annual Pay Calendar and Employee Setup 

June 3, 9:30 a.m. and June 4, 9:30 a.m.

The third module will provide a step-by-step walk through of the annual payroll calendar setup for Fiscal Year 2022. The ERS will be used to demonstrate adding eligible Employees, along with maintaining their accurate employment and demographic information. This module will contain helpful background information, interactive examples, and demonstrations to aid Employers in completing their annual Pay Calendar and Employee setups timely and accurately. Attendees are encouraged to actively participate and ask questions throughout the presentation. 

Estimated Time: 1 Hour 

Module 4 – Payroll Submission, Adjustments, and Exceptions 

June 3, 2:00 p.m. and June 4, 2:00 p.m.

The fourth module will demonstrate how to use the ERS to report timely and accurate salary, contributions, and earned service days to CTPF. This module will also cover using the ERS to report adjustments to previously submitted payroll data as well as exception resolution. Attendees are encouraged to actively participate and ask questions throughout the presentation. 

Estimated Time: 1 Hour 


For information on training dates, please take a look at the CTPF Calendar. If you haven't received an invitation, or have feedback or suggestions on how we can improve the Employer training we offer, please email support@ers.zendesk.com.

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