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Retirement Deductions

PERA Deduction:

The PERA provides lifetime retirement benefits to vested members. Employees (excluding teachers and other licensed staff) earning over $425 monthly in gross pay must contribute to PERA through payroll deductions at the current employee rate. Employers must also contribute to PERA on behalf of employees at the current employer rate.

TRA Deduction

TRA is a defined-benefit pension plan. During the employee’s (teachers and other licensed staff) career, the employee and employer contribute payroll to TRA. The State Board of Investment manages the TRA contributions to pay the employees' benefits. The teachers and other licensed staff must contribute to TRA through payroll deductions at the current employee rate. The employers also contribute to TRA on behalf of employees at the current employer rate.

Menu Path

From the Human Resources menu, select State. From the State menu, select Retirement Deductions.

Set Up the Retirement Deduction

Ensure that deduction codes are defined in the Deduction Code table.

  1. On the Retirement Deductions page, click Add Record.

  2. In the Deduction Code field, click the lookup icon to search for and select a deduction code.

  3. In the Deduction Type field, select PERA or TRA.

  4. In the Deduction Plan field, select the deduction plan applicable to the deduction code.

  5. Select Adjustment Flag if the deduction is used for adjustment.

  6. If required, select an unearned contribution in the Unearned Contribution Type field.

  7. Click Save, and then Yes.

Repeat steps 1 through 7 to add the remaining retirement deduction codes.

You can add a deduction code only once.

Maintain Retirement Deduction Records

On the Retirement Deductions page, you can filter, edit, and delete records.

  • To filter the records, select an option from the list and then enter or select a value.

  • To edit a record, click the ellipsis in the Actions column and then select Edit. Update the information and click Save.

  • To delete a record, click the ellipsis in the Actions column, select Delete, and then click Yes.

  • To download the records, click the Download and then select Download PDF or Download as an Excel Document.

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